Well, yesterday, he puts up this e-mail urging a boycott of Saudi oil (and listing companies that buy oil from Saudi Arabia, and companies that don't), allegedly because of a Saudi boycott of American goods. Mr. Touch is very fonded of these specious e-mails, as well as e-mail joke lists and the like.
The HR director took down the e-mail, because it's against company policy to post explicitly political stuff like that. But somehow Mr. Touch gets the idea that I took it down, and he comes over and asks if I did it. I said, "Well, Mr. Touch, I didn't take it down." But me and my trenchant mouth: I added "But, you know, there is no Saudi boycott of U.S. goods. The alleged boycott is by a group of private citizens and is organized by a religious group, and has nothing to do with official Saudi government policy."
So, now he thinks it was me who took down his stupid e-mail just because it was stupid. There's no polite way for me to say "Hey, if it weren't for the company policy, I would fully support your right to post whatever retarded mass e-mails you choose here in the workplace."
However, due to this non-incident as well as my having disabused two guys in management of the notion that I am interested in hearing their racist anti-Arab jokes, I think I am developing a reputation around here as a person to avoid.