In his book The Right Man, David Frum tells of his run-in with FBI bureacratic bungling. His wife, Danielle, gets a visit from an agent. He is doing a background check, he says, on the Frums’s neighbor, who is going to work for the White House. (What a coincidence!) Danielle thought it strange that the neighbor never mentioned he was headed to the White House. Of course, he wasn’t. Of course, David was the one headed to Penn. Ave; news to the FBI, evidently.
But of course, you know that, because you’ve read The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush already. (If not, you can order it here, now.)