(CNN) Leahy with the rimshot:

“You can’t erase e-mails, not today,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont. “They’ve gone through too many servers. They can’t say they’ve been lost. That’s like saying, ‘The dog ate my homework.’ “

OK, so that’s funny. Time for the not funny – no, sorry, it’s all pretty funny. In a “this is my country?” kinda way.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino offers the following statement that is completely unreadable with all the measured language. She should teach clearing minefields or some shit. This is a masterful bit of tap dancing in the graveyard:

“I don’t know if Sen. Leahy is also an [information technology] expert, but I can assure you that we are working very hard to make sure that we find the e-mails that were potentially lost and that we are responsive to the requests, if there are responses that need providing, on the U.S. attorneys matters,” she said. “We’re being very honest and forthcoming.”

Translation: We ain’t tellin’ ya’ll shit. Pffft. Potentially lost? Someone care to tell me how the fuck you potentially lose something? In my mind this is a pretty binary situation. You either dunno wtf as to the whereabouts of something or you do. Lost. Not lost. I never knew of this new state of matter called “potentially lost”. Fascinating…

And then we have this bit of convenient news:

A lawyer for the Republican National Committee told congressional staff members yesterday that the RNC is missing at least four years’ worth of e-mail from White House senior adviser Karl Rove that is being sought as part of investigations into the Bush administration, according to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Cue Gomer Pyle.

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