All these years I thought signing something meant you personally approved it. I thought it meant you were obligated to something… somehow…
I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid. Seriously stupid.
I have watched the Administrations answers from Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS targeting of political opposition and also, I predict, the DOJ investigating journalists for doing their job… after which I’ve realized that a “robo-signature”, or Autopen, gives you complete deniability. And, it appears everybody from our politicians to the Press are good with it! Absolutely no problem.
In other words, you have your signature put on stuff by a computer… primarily legal stuff… and then you can say you never saw it! By “never seeing it” you can then say you never really approved it. These guys are geniuses! (Unless you’re a bank… but luckily I’m not! And clearly they aren’t either.)
With some consideration this makes complete sense.
This government’n stuff is hard. And it’s really, really BIG. So, who can blame these folks when they are confronted with the immense amount of approven’ they’s gots’ ta do. I understand. So they came up with this thing… that approves stuff, but doesn’t really approve stuff, and all the while they never even have to know anything about it.
Wow! What a time saver! Think about how much more efficient the Government is just because of this and all that unaccountability!
Think about this. If they can do everything important, from signing Executive Orders into law and up-armoring Mexican Drug Cartels to approving the arrest of idiot video producers while never even having to go into the office, then Common Joe’s like me should be able to do just about anything… in my underwear! I like doing stuff in my underwear.
If you haven’t guessed, I’m very excited about this new time saver combined with plausible deniability.
The very best part is going to be when I have to “sign” my 2013 tax returns.