latest "-er" conspiracist: "skeeter"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Feb 3 15:16:19 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Hey, the White House has just released a photo of "Obama" "shooting skeet"
> at "Camp David" "last fall."
> And it's already been denounced as a fake! And CNN thinks the suspicions
> are news!
> The NRA seems to accept the photo as real but "self-serving." Because
> Obie's "supported every gun control scheme imaginable" over a "lifetime."

Note that my last cite for "skeeter" upthread was the Twitter update
from White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44),
in which he posted the exculpatory photo and simultaneously ridiculed
the "skeeters." Outgoing White House advisor David Plouffe
(@davidplouffe), for his part, has been tweeting derisively about
"skeet birthers."


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