Oh Ace, Ace, Ace - an intervention may be in order, here.
The skeet shooter truthers are probably the mutant
spawn of the birthers, and they'll probably morph anew once the current
wingnuttiness wanes. But let's check them out anyway, if only to satiate
our craving for black comedy.
It all began when President Obama told The New
Republic magazine that, "yes," he has indeed fired a gun (like all
accredited red-blooded Americans), and that "up at Camp David, we do
skeet shooting all the time . . . oftentimes, guests of mine go up
there." And alarm bells instantly clanged among the practitioners of the
paranoid style - to wit, Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, a
founder of skeet trutherism: "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not
heard of this? Why have we not seen photos?"
The Obama team stayed silent for a few days,
apparently assuming that the skeet truthers would surgically remove
their fingers from their laptops, doff their pajamas, and get a life.
Dream on, Obama team. So finally, over the weekend, it decided to
release a photo of the president shooting clay pigeons, on his birthday last August. OK, wingnuts? Satisfied now?