Skip to comments.Ellie Light speaks
Posted on 01/26/2010 6:36:29 AM PST by maggief
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."
"I don't know why others are not making the observation that, Why are we all abandoning the president we so adored so quickly?" she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Oh yeah, that sounds more plausible than a White House orchestrated astroturf campaign using proxy servers in Italy.
Lying liars who lie.
I don’t believe her. She could be anyone.
And we are supposed to believe this?
“”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. “
Well, isn’t that convenient.
(In the oval office) “What occupation would explain why there were letters sent all around the country?”
“A traveling nurse!”
Good God. And the dumb libs will eat it up.
Maybe it’s time for an “Ellie Light” fan club, with chapters in very city she lived in and wrote the same letrer to the editor
She was in Annapolis MD and published a letter here!
Let’s invite Ellie to a tea party!
I mean really....she lied and lied again.......roflmao!
Any bets on whether she's an SEIU member?
I can’t believe Politico printed this swill. Obviously a hoax call.
Well, 13 week stretches of work. That's 4 new 'hometowns' a year.
That only leaves 66 more 'hometowns' to explain.
No, this wasn't a paid professional group of propaganda artists. This was just one woman.
One meth-addicted coffee-guzzling woman.
Possible she is Astroturfed Astroturf, yet another invention of a PR machine.
Still, the sheer joy she takes in casual deception is stunning!
It may be she is s traveling sociopath, a ‘hospice nurse’.
The only way we would know for sure is with a forensic exam of her computer. Fat chance of that.
Well that was quick. Nothing to see here...move along.
and those innocent people in Florida just happened to have a scanner and a tape recorder when they just happened to pick up Newt’s private cell phone conversations
This is rich. ‘Ol Elle calls in the day after Hannity chats with Michelle Malkin about it LOL
Translation: It’s fake but accurate.
Where’s Waldo ?
Aside from Lights messages, duplicate pro-Obama letters have been submitted to dozens of publications by writers identified as Jan Chen, Gloria Elle, Cherry Jimenez, Janet Leigh, Earnest Gardner, Jen Park, Lars Deerman, John F. Stott, Gordon Adams, Nancy Speed, Sheila Price, Clarence Ndangam, Vernetta Mason, Greg Mitchell, Ermelinda Giurato, J. Scott Piper, Robert Vander Molen and Terri Reese.
Just as news of Lights duplicate messages broke, readers began finding various letters written by Mark Spivey, a man who simultaneously claims to live in San Diego, Calif., and Naples, Fla. His pro-Obama letter, Considering Afghanistan, was published by the Minnesota Daily, the Baltimore Chronicle, the San Diego Union-Tribune and Naples News.
Pattericos Pontifications also shared this letter from a Jan Chen of Seattle, published in Seattles Northwest Asian Weekly:
As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, Wow, the free market system is great.
Meanwhile, a woman identified as Gloria Elle wrote a nearly identical letter to the editor published by the Baltimore Chronicle:
As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that cancel you for making a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town-hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, Wow, the free market system is great.
What a blithering idiot.
Or...it’s a fraud, but a sincere one ;)
Right. Now since the White House has been busted we are going to see everyone making jokes about Ellie Light and that those silly Conservatives were making all of these conspiracy theories about the White House and everyone working in it.
We can see through this crap from Pluto.
I thought the surname was spelled “Lite” and pronounced “leet” — as in “elite.”
(Ellie LEET — get it?)
Did that idiot Smerconish eat it up? I can’t stand that loud mouthed “Obummer voting”, self promoter.
Emblematic of journalism’s insistance on getting “both sides” of the story even if one of those sides represents an exceedingly small percentage of the general public. IOW’s I’ve got 200 letters screaming about Obamacare so I’ve got to find 1 favorable regardless the lengths I have to go, or the warning bells that I have to ignore.
>> duplicate pro-Obama letters have been submitted to dozens of publications by writers identified as <<
I guess her traveling nurse gig must have taken her to Saudi Arabia since one of her IP addresses was from Saudi. Or maybe traveling nurses routinely spoof their own IP addresses just for sh#ts and grins. Just a hunch, but I bet a query of licensed RNs in all 57 states would fail to turn up an Ellie Light, RN.
The Politico cracks me up publishing such pablum. For all they and Michael Smerconish know, that could have been me calling in claiming to be this alleged Ellie Light.
Ellie Jeanette Light in CA???
>> its a fraud, but a sincere one <<
As in, “Fraudulent but accurate” ???
Or should it be, “Fake but sincere” ???
(Let’s hope Buckhead gets on the case soon!)
She’s about as real as the people at the obama Healthcare Rallies ... remember “Mr. President, why is everybody so mean to you?”
wtf? Nothing is shadier than the medical business in this country.
please, all you "healthcare professionals," don't try to correct me. You're the most arrogant, indoctrinated species on the planet.
Even the local community paper has called me to verify that I wrote the note e-mailed to them, EVERY TIME.
But, I guess the “big” newspapers can’t be bothered with a little checking-up, now can they?
What total BS.
Now, whether or not Ellie Light is who she says she is, is still open to debate.
Right out of the Dan Rather playbook. LOL!
I wanna see a birth certificate.
“13-week stretches” = 4 /year.
Yet there are many more than 4 locations.
Note toop how her occupation is one of “the caring professions”. That’s not coincidental.
This has professional PR written all over it.
I bet her moniker was even focus group tested first...
The CA nursing board probably has no RN's by that name.
Actually there are at least TWO Ellie Light letters.
Caller “Ellie” only mentions one.
Your View: Letters to the editor (Jan. 24)
Las Cruces Sun-News (NM) - Monday, January 25, 2010
Unfair attacks on Obama
A year ago, if we had read in the paper that employers were hiring again, that health care legislation was proceeding without a bump, that Afghanistan suddenly became a nice place to take your kids, we would’ve known we were being lied to. Back then, we recognized that the problems Obama inherited as president wouldn’t go away overnight.
During his campaign, Obama clearly said that an economy that took eight years to break couldn’t be fixed in a year, that Afghanistan was a graveyard of empires, and it would not be an easy venture for us. Candidate Obama didn’t feed us happy-talk, which is why we elected him. He never said America could solve our health care, economic and security problems without raising the deficit. Instead, he talked of hard choices, of government taking painful and contentious first steps towards fixing problems that can’t be left for another day.
Right after Obama’s election, we seemed to grasp this. We understood that companies would be happy to squeeze more work out of frightened employees, and would be slow to hire more. We understood that the banks that had extorted us out of billions of dollars, were lying when they said they would share their recovery. We understood that a national consensus on health care would not come easily. Candidate Obama never claimed that his proposed solutions would work flawlessly right out of the box, and we respected him for that.
But today, the president is being attacked as if he were a salesman who promised us that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never made such a promise. 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.
Westport News (CT) - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Author: Westport News - Staff
Generous and smart
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is it just me— or does anyone else notice that Elli Light is a lot like ELITE....
What I find even more disturbing is that there were that many newspapers that printed the letters.
Of all the items of incoming mail, “Ellie’s” rang the “Let’s print this letter” bells at too many papers. What “Ellie” had to say fit too many templates too well.
"My letter was pretty darn good. It took a long time to find some knee pads and go to DC so I could give zer0 a Lewinsky.
More mulch to put on the pile!!!
I suspect that many editors simply saw a letter they liked and didn’t bother straining themselves to confirm anything.
I also think it might be interesting to see how many of these papers are in dire financial straits and may be fishing for a bailout.
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