Over the last few weeks, someone calling her- or himself “Ellie Light” has been sending nearly identical pro-Obama letters to newspapers and blogs across the country, and even to countries as far away as Thailand. What’s dishonest about it is that in each letter, “Light” claims to be local to that particular paper’s circulation area. Last Tuesday she lived in Philly. Last Wednesday she lived in San Fran. Mansfield, Ohio; Three Rivers, New Mexico; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; dozens of other places. Either this “Light” person is insanely wealthy and restless, or there’s something fishy going on here.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was the first to notice the trend, and now people are trying to track down “Light” to find out who she is and why she’s doing this. Unfortunately for her, these people include Patterico and Ed Morrissey. If you’re being dishonest, you do not want these guys to find out about it.
This addlebrained attempt at astroturfing seems too blatant, and blatantly stupid, for anybody in the White House or elsewhere in the Dem establishment to have anything to do with it. But then again, every time this administration does something dumb, everybody says, “Oh, it’s all part of their brilliant master plan” or “They couldn’t be that clueless, could they?” How’s that working out for you so far, kids?
P.S. Kathleen McKinley says the question isn’t “Who is Ellie Light?” The question is: “Why are these letters being published in all these newspapers?”