Early this morning the White House posted on it's blog an email sent out by David Axelrod, the Senior adviser to Obama. Axelrod is proposing to start a "chain email" to debunk healthcare myths.
I read through it hoping to find more info on the evil doctors "Cash for Feet" program. You know, where doctors get $50,000 per foot they wack off. Nothing... :-(
I also wonder how many emails from David Axelrod will get forwarded to the White House Phishing, oh I'm sorry, fishing program. What's next White House, using some country in Africa to send out "fake" emails scamming people.
Here's a translation of Axelrod's email...
I've translated the meaning in italics.
Dear Friend, I'm a nice guy if you agree with me.
This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important. My job depends on it
Across the country we are seeing vigorous debate about health insurance reform. Angry Mobs of Senior citizens are actually questioning our authority.
Unfortunately, some of the old tactics we know so well are back — even the viral emails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies and distortions.
Yes we invented the tactics, I'm using viral just to scare you
As President Obama said at the town hall in New Hampshire, "where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to anything that's actually been proposed."
You know like UPS and Fedex are great and the Post Office sucks
So let’s start a chain email of our own. You know like they do in Africa
At the end of my email, you’ll find a lot of information about health insurance reform, distilled into 8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage, 8 common myths about reform and 8 reasons we need health insurance reform now.
Sorry I didn't address the "Cash for Feet" program
Right now, someone you know probably has a question about reform that could be answered by what’s below. So what are you waiting for? Forward this email.
Even send it to 11 year old girls who are concerned of the mean signs people are making
David Axelrod I love my lastname
Senior Adviser to the President
Feel free to do your own translation! For the complete White House article go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/The-Return-of-the-Viral-Email/
Did you get the email Axelrod without signing up to get emails from White House or Obama?
Please turn in to the White House if this seems a bit fishy.