This is interesting, because I am one of those people Fox News Channel’s Major Garrett is talking about. Just this morning, at about 11:30 a.m. I received a message entitled “Something Worth Forwarding” from David Axelrod at the White House. And this isn’t the first one I’ve received, either: On June 4, I received an e-mail from Axelrod entitled “A New Beginning — Watch the President’s Speech.” On July 23, I received one entitled “This Isn’t a Game.” Three days ago, I received a message, “It’s Time for a Reality Check.”
To be completely honest, I didn’t pay much attention to it. By the time I received the second one, I figured that perhaps Axelrod transposed “Schreiber” with [MSNBC's fawning Obot David] “Shuster” in his address book, or the White House had just inadvertently switched its “friends” list with its “enemies” list, because I’m quite certain to be on the latter. After all, look at the greeting in the introductory note included in today’s message:
This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important.
Across the country we are seeing vigorous debate about health insurance reform. Unfortunately, some of the old tactics we know so well are back — even the viral emails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies and distortions.
As President Obama said at the town hall in New Hampshire, “where we do disagree, let’s disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to anything that’s actually been proposed.”
So let’s start a chain email of our own. At the end of my email, you’ll find a lot of information about health insurance reform, distilled into 8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage, 8 common myths about reform and 8 reasons we need health insurance reform now.
Right now, someone you know probably has a question about reform that could be answered by what’s below. So what are you waiting for? Forward this email.
Dear “friend?” Seriously? I have never signed up on any White House or government Web site, other than to secure student loans to facilitate my legal education. I certainly never signed on to anything supporting the president’s candidacy. So, the question remains: How did the White House obtain my e-mail address?
Unfortunately, the question remains still, because Robert Gibbs sure doesn’t want to answer it.