Look what showed up in my inbox this afternoon.
I’m like, what? Me? JOE, THANK YOU! I mean, I’ve been writing all this mean stuff about you and the president, and here you are, so magnanimously, calling me “great.”
But the Biden buttering up was just beginning. I double clicked:
Since we’re all spending some time this holiday season thinking about the things that make us grateful, I thought I’d go ahead and shoot you an email, Keith.
You’ve had my back. You’ve definitely had the President’s back. And it means a heck of a lot. But you don’t have to just take my word for it.
That’s right, I’ve had his back. And I’ve had the president’s back. And I’ve been digging a knife it for several years.
Something’s not right. What exactly does Joe want? I thought.
The President of the United States wants to send you a thank you card, Keith. Will you tell us where to send it?
Thank you, truly.
A thank you card? For me? THE PRESIDENT?? But I –
Wait a second. I get it. Joe has my email address. But he doesn’t have my home address. THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRYING TO TRICK ME INTO GIVING HIM MY PHYSICAL ADDRESS!
A sucker is born every minute. Joe knows it.
I clicked on the link:
Look at that. They do have my zip. But not my address. Actually, the zip code is wrong. So much for the vaunted Democratic turnout machine. It thinks I live in rural north-central Pennsylvania. Good luck trying to canvass me there!
Is this even legal? Using false pretenses to obtain someone’s address? Making believe that they like me – I assure you, they don’t – and that Obama wants to send me a card? Just to find out where they can direct mail me their propaganda and drag me out of bed on Election Day?
I’d say it’s at least sleazy, except this is the Obama openness White House, locus of hope and change, where sleazy business is so not what they’re about.