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So much for the concept of “Free Thinking”
A citizen, whose nephew attends Brevard Community College, reports that he brought home the below bookmark pledging to vote for President Obama. The bookmark and pledge was handed out during a mathematics class taught by Assistant Professor Sharon Sweet. This occurred “while the student was in class at the request of his College Algebra teacher, Sharon Sweet, from Brevard Community College in [Melbourne] Florida.”
On the tear away GOTTAVOTE.org pledge form that students recieved, was the requirement to “state their party affiliation”. The student reported that Sweet has repeatedly stated her personal political views in support of President Obama in class. The student noted, “There is an older gentleman in the class that will argue with her but he said most of the students did not.”
By now, everyone has seen the Obama PAC ad of Joe Soptic, which implies that his wife died as a result of Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capital. Forget the facts: Mrs. Soptic was on her own health insurance, that GST offered Mr. Soptic a buyout, that Mrs. Soptic got sick several years after her husband was laid off from GST. But those are just facts.
Obama campaign rep Stephanie Cutter “laughed” when Wolf Blitzer asked her about this ad on CNN, and went on to say she knew nothing about the facts….. but….. Joe Soptic gave his story to a conference call in May hosted by ….. Stephanie Cutter. And Mr. Soptic, he appeared in an ad put out by the Obama team’s Organizing for America even before the May phone conference call.
Is anyone out there astute enough to question the filming of these ads, which are supposedly by two separate organizations? Hhhhmm. Mr. Soptic has on the same shirt in BOTH ADS.
There has been no word from Obama or the White House that would say that they thought the latest Soptic ad was false and misleading. And the laughing Ms. Cutter being caught in a blatant boldfaced lie.
Should the Obama campaign dismiss Ms. Cutter?
Well, the mystery may be over. A woman who said her name was, in fact, Ellie Light called this morning into the radio show of Michael Smerconish, a national talker based in Philadelphia who has been friendly to Obama, to clear things up.
“I’m only me,” she said, identifying herself as a traveling nurse who works for 13-week stretches at hospitals around the country, and whose primary residence is in Southern California.
“I need to own up – I did misrepresent my home town in some places,” Light told Smerconish. Her logic in faking the addresses is one familiar to advocacy groups: “If I thought it was written by a neighbor of mine, I would give it more credence.”
Light mused on why the letter was so widely circulated: “My letter was pretty darn good. It took a long time to write. I took more interest in honing it than most people take today.”
For the audio and story: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0110/Ellie_Light_speaks.html?showall
They’ve located more sock puppet’s and numerous letters, look where they lead to.
UPDATE x3: wtfci on Twitter writes:
For what it’s worth:
Mark Karlin & Associates is a Chicago-based public relations firm specializing in “Media Relations,” “Issues Management,” “Strategic Positioning,” “Public Interest PR” and “Advocacy Campaigns.”
Ellie’s links to the White House? :