I received the following piece of political spam mail in my email today:
RatherGate proved that bloggers are the best fact checkers. That is why we are writing to a few bloggers asking for help.
Yes Bush Can has collected several documents that are clearly suspect. But we need your help to prove they are fake:
Let's spring to action before these documents needlessly tarnish the reputation of our Commander and Chief. You know the drill: analyze the handwriting, search for factual errors, and post your discoveries.
And keep us posted by sending email to FakeDocs@yesbushcan.com.
Thanks in advance for your help.
The entire site purports to be legit, at least on the surface, but reading the site proves otherwise. The docs it points to are real. Yes, Bush had a DUI. It was last election's October Surprise. Bush was elected inspite of this. Bush no longer drinks. Period.
The ties to Ken Lay are meaningless... Bush happened to know the guy who ran Enron into the ground. So what? Bush is now responsible because he knew the guy? Why was Enron such a big deal, when Worldcom (which financially was a much bigger deal) saw so little attention. Oh, incase you didn't know, many prominant Democrats had similar ties to Worldcom upper management, but I am sure that this didn't affect the reporting of the two stories...
I could spend a week debunking the site, but what is the point? I just hope they get plenty of spam mail for defiling my inbox with their spam letter.
The site is pretty immature... then again, I googlebombed John Kerry so I guess I shouldn't throw stones.