Date problems

Flash gives you the date in this format: Wed Jan 12 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2005

ok fine, so now I would like to return this string back to a date and can’t find a way to do it. I guess I could parse the string, but come on Flash - if you give it to me in this format, why can’t I give it back to you in this format and have you take it?

there’s no string.toDate();

did MM just whoops or what?