Yesterday I received the message below at my blog e-mail address:
"RatherGate proved that bloggers are the best fact checkers. That is why we are writing to a few bloggers asking for help. Yes Bush Can has collected several documents that are clearly suspect. But we need your help to prove they are fake: http://www.yesbushcan.com/falsedocs.shtml Let's spring to action before these documents needlessly tarnish the reputation of our Commander and Chief. You know the drill: analyze the handwriting, search for factual errors, and post your discoveries. And keep us posted by sending email to FakeDocs@yesbushcan.com. Thanks in advance for your help. YesBushCan"
This smelled fishy to me, so I checked out their web site, which features a campaign to reinstate the draft among other evidence of their real motives. A Google search reveals this as an anti-Bush group clearly inspired by Michael Moore that L.A. Weekly describes as "pranksters."
At best this is a lame promotional hoax, but at worst it is a dirty trick to collect documents to harm the Bush-Cheney campaign (you know, those damaging secret memos all the bloggers are hiding under their mattress). Please pass this warning along to your friends in the blogosphere.