You need closure.

“I am Winston Steward and have been sending the letters from Ellie Light,” he told The Plain Dealer in an e-mail late Tuesday, following a phone interview in which he said the same. “I hope this ends any confusion and sets the record straight.”…

He repeated that in an e-mail, using the same account as he had when using the name “Ellie Light.”

He said, however, that he and Brooks are no longer married, a point Brooks disputed.

“He’s making up all kinds of garbage,” she said. “We’re not divorced. We’re not separated. He just doesn’t want anybody to trace him because he’s afraid of the right-wing crazies up in Bakersfield.”

So our unfounded fears of a deeply disturbing Axelrodian astroturf operation have been replaced by … an even more deeply disturbing one-man letter-writing campaign by a dude who first impersonates his wife, then denies being married to her. I feel much better now. CBO is reporting tonight that the stimulus is going to be $75 billion more expensive than the $787 billion boondoggle we thought we were getting saddled with. Any O fans want to come forward and share what the voices in their head have been telling them about that?

As I have no grand conclusion to this post, I leave you with Ben Stein pontificating about the danger of being surrounded by ass-kissers like “Ellie.”

Update: Ben Smith distills the true lesson of the Light affair: “Obama’s so hard up for advocates these days that this is the best he can do.”

Tags: Barack Obama