A friend of mine forwarded a chain mail an older relative sent her about Obama’s dastardly transaction tax.
Reader M wrote in to tell me:
My buddy is a GM of a successful Honda dealership in Hartford, CT. He says to me last week, totally straight-faced and Serious, “You know, there’s rumors in the industry that Obama deliberately ‘tanked’ Toyota (i.e., recent recalls, etc.) to make GM/Detroit look better.” Again, not a dummy, this friend of mine. And yet.
This piece of craziness probably went around in a chain email too.
Steve Benen catches Rick Perry repeating chain email fictions on the stump. I’m sure there’s no penalty for this, not in the Republican primary at least. I expect a lot of the upcoming debates to be a contest of who can out-chain-email-crazy the others.