Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why would they call him that?

Ring a Ding!:
It seemed unfair that the women of Kansas City, Missouri, could buy a sex toy at the supermarket while our Sunflower State sisters missed out. We wanted an explanation. But whereas the New York advertising reps for Elexa were happy to tell us about how the ultralight battery [in the vibrating ring] lasts for 20 minutes, they didn't want to get into any messy legal jargon.

So we rang up Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's office. His spokesman, Whitney Watson, sounded annoyed. "It's hard to get motivated to help when your publication keeps calling my boss an asshole," he said before grudgingly directing us to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Why should the AG's office tell the public about the laws of the state of Kansas? What sort of sense would that make? Clearly, the Pitch was totally unfair, not only in referring to Kline as an asshole (assuming they did), but in even expecting an answer from his office.