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Freedom's Fidelity

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

They really expected this to work?

A few days before the election I got this email:

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

Thanks in advance for your help.


The documents in question were Cheney's DUI, Bush's DUI and letters to Ken Lay, among other things. Wierd, who is using these docs and who thinks they are fakes? I am no document expert, so... whatever. Window closed and forgotten.

Until... going through my spam yesterday I came across this email that came just days before the election, with the subject "Yes Bush Can Apology" Here's the contents:

A week ago, we sent you an email asking for help debunking anti-Bush
documents. After receiving hundreds of responses, it become clear that
all the documents were actually real: the Bush/Cheney DUIs, the Ken Lay
letters, and even the bin Laden memo. For more information visit the
documents page:

We also received hundreds of emails from concerned bloggers that eloquently expressed the problems with the Bush administration. And as we traveled across America campaigning for Bush, we learned more than we wanted to know about Bush's policies. We came to see that this administration is a catastrophe for most people.

As a result, we are abandoning our support of Bush and officially endorsing John Kerry for President. You can read more at the Yes Bush Can web site:

We deeply regret our misguided support and apologize for our previous email. This will be the last email we will send directly to bloggers. If you want to join us in supporting Kerry, you can find out more here:

Thank you for your understanding,

Yes Bush Can

So apparently the plan was to get all the red-state sheep to believe in this Yes Bush Can group, get all fired up and such, cause YES BUSH CAN DAMNIT!. Then of course after hearing from the masses, they would realize how benighted they actually were and change their mind and throw their support to Kerry, and since all of us are so emotionally invested in YES BUSH CAN (and we are mindless sheep) we would follow YES BUSH CAN and change our minds too (or be tricked into changing our minds) and vote for Kerry.

Yeah that plan should work.

Now you know why they lost.


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