The Obama Administration is asking people to report on "fishy" conversations about health care they encounter:
"Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President's health insurance reform positions....There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.
These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com."
I sent them an email just now:
Dear Comrade Big Brother,
It is fishy not only that Obama is trying to impose socialist health care on the citizens of this country, but also that you are engaged in an apparent witch-hunt to squash any opposing viewpoints. Yes, very fishy indeed. If your ideas are worthy they will stand on their own merit despite the loudest opponents.
Anyone else want to email the Truth Czar? I think it would be great if they got flooded by useless emails.