I just got a strange email from the White House titled "Your Confirmation is Needed".
Here's the body of the email:
This message is to verify the authenticity of a submission made to White House Web Mail at www.whitehouse.gov. Your e-mail address was submitted as the address to send a response. To confirm your interest in receiving a response from the White House please reply to this message without changing the subject line. You must reply to this e-mail within 72 hours from the time stamp of this message. If you do not reply to this e-mail, White House Web Mail will disregard the submission received.
To: President George W. Bush
From: Mr. Bill Rehm <email@example.com>
Subject: Write a Supporting Comment on Business and Economy (Economy)
Now, I probably did, at some point, use the web form at whitehouse.gov to post a criticism of the Bush economy. To be honest, I do so much stuff like that, I can't keep it straight and quit trying to.
I've certainly done it before and gotten form letters in reply of the "The president thanks you for your concern on this issue. Blah, blah, blah."
But why would they need a confirmation? Heck, they've already sent me a reply. Without going off into tin hat territory, does this seem weird to anybody else? Or does it make perfectly good sense and I'm just dense?