The Mysterious Ellie Light: President Obama’s Number One Fan

Woman Question MarkCheck out Sabrina Eaton’s work in the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the latest on this. Johanna Neuman writes in the LA Times:

Her name, we think, is Ellie Light, or maybe that’s a composite. Claiming to be a local resident, Ellie has been writing letters to editors all over the world defending President Obama against his critics.

In nearly-identical letters to scores of publications, Light writes in defense of the president. Since news of her serial letter-writing campaign surfaced in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, one sleuth has tracked 70 sightings of Ellie Light letters.

This one ran in Ohio’s Chillicothe Gazette, a template for the others: “Today, the president is being attacked as if he were a salesman who promised us that our problems would wash off in the morning,. He never made such a promise. It’s time for Americans to realize governing is hard work and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything.”

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