By Chelsea Schilling
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Obama supporters are flooding newspapers with pro-Obama letters purportedly from average citizens – with duplicate messages appearing in more than 70 publications across the nation.
One writer identified as "Ellie Light" has published identical form letters in newspapers around the country. Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Light claims to have different hometowns within the respective newspaper readership areas. Each letter is nearly identical in grammar, style and subject.
Light's letters have appeared in many mainstream publications, including Politico.com, the Washington Times, USA Today and even Thailand's Bangkok Post.
So I know there are more important things happening today, but the Ellie Light saga seems to have reached the bottom of its rabbit hole: The Cleveland Plain Dealer, with an assist from Gawker, reports that a 51-year-old California man named Winston Steward has confessed to being the mysterious, prolific letter-writer. Steward, by this theory, called into a radio show this morning claiming to be a woman named Ellie Light, then claimed in interviews with the Plain Dealer and with me today to be a woman named Barbara Brooks, and appears in fact to be Brooks' husband.
Steward, still, writes a pretty lucid letter. And while some conservatives have drawn from the saga the lesson that the White House runs a stealthy, ubiquitous, Alinskyite propaganda arm the real lesson is the opposite: Obama's so hard up for advocates these days that this is the best he can do.