Quote of the Day - It gets so boring at home. After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on television?
The award for the most creative use of the Freedom of Information Act goes to ... drum roll please .... a jilted husband.
Let me clear that one up. Wife was having an affair with a Kentucky state employee. Catch that? A state employee. Once you involve the state, you see, you trigger that state's Freedom of Information Act.
And because the employee worked for the state - yep, you guessed it - his emails, including those with the wife, became a matter of public record. Husband suspects that the emails will provide details of his wife's affair and he wants to see them.
Why, I don't know. He's in left field or third base, depending on your perspective. But that's not the point.
The wife and now former state employee apparently forgot their emails would become a matter of public record. Initially, the state refused to release the employee's emails, most likely because they were salacious and allegedly private. A Kentucky judge overruled the state, however, and ordered the emails released to the husband.
A word to the wise here: Don't use electronic documents to carry on an affair or, for that matter, waste time as an employee. Especially if you're a public employee. You never know where your emails are going to end up.