Monday, January 25, 2010

Who is Ellie Light?

"Today, the president is being attacked as if he'd promised that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never did. It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything."

-Ellie Light

This is a "letter to the editor" that has been showing up in numerous newpapers around the country. Here is a quote from Hot Air:

"Editors all over the country found Light’s message strangely compelling. It was reprinted at The Politico; the Philadelphia Daily News; the San Francisco Examiner; the Washington Times; and a USA Today blog. In addition, the letter has appeared at literally dozens of small-town papers across the country, with names like the Los Banos Enterprise, the North Adams Transcript, and the Danbury News-Times."

-Hot Air

Hot Air's report on this is accompanied by a picture of President Obama's top advisor, David Axelrod. (I wonder why.) You remember him-the same guy that used to send e-mails from the White House to millions of every-day Joes like me-until somebody blew the whistle.

"Olly Olly Oxenfree"- "Ellie Ellie Axelrod"

So how is it that newspapers all over the country are getting this same message from one "Ellie Light" claiming to be a local resident and defending our president?



Findalis said...

Is the left now going to stand up one by one screaming: "I'm Ellie Light!

Ellie Light said...

From Ellie Light,

Actually, I had imagined something like that, like the final scene of the movie "Dead Poet's Society," where all the kiddies stand on their desk in support of Robin Williams. In reality, I've been told that I've done more harm than good, that I've handed the right another talking point. What's worse, when you guys all went trolling for dozens, or maybe hundreds of letters that supported Obama, perhaps signed by different names, all you found was my letter, signed by one name. It's hard to believe that Axelrod and Co. would be so clumsy as to hire only one writer, send out only one letter, with only one name, and then allow the whole thing to explode into a kind of Payton Place/Balloon Boy melodrama, which is what happened. Your search for pro-Obama newspaper scribbles, instead, proves that there are very few. For me, that's rather sad, but you guys should be thrilled.

ellie light

Gary Fouse said...

God only knows who that comment is really from-or what he/she is trying to say.