Beer enthusiast FOIA’s White House for ale recipe

Government Executive‘s FedBlog reports what may be one of the cooler FOIA requests submitted recently. Following a fair amount of buzz about an ale brewed exclusively for the White House that President Obama has raved about on the campaign trail, one Reddit user posted an of a FOIA request reportedly submitted to the White House on Reddit.

As FedBlog points out, the request “is impressive in its use of formal bureaucratic language:”

“Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest.”

But then the missive closes with what may be the boldest (and yet, most tempting) specific request under FOIA in history: “Also, if you could send me a copy autographed by the president, you’d be the coolest FOIA officer in the federal government,” and who could resist that title?