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Who Is ‘Ellie Light’?

I had a little tweet conversation over the weekend with Ben Smith of Politico on the unknown Obama-astroturfer Ellie Light:

@gpollowitz: @benpolitico question…were you the first ellie light poster? from google search, it seem sit. any idea who it is?

@benpolitco: .@gpollowitz Only Ellie Light clue so far is use of name in ‘08 reader review of Greek diner in Qns,NY. Dirty arugula. http://is.gd/6UDf5

Here’s ”ellielight’s” “reader review” that Ben’s writing about from the New York Times:

I went there a month or so ago and had the smoked salmon salad that comes with arugula, avocado, cherry tomatoes and orange with mayo dressing. I got that and a glass of wine. That time the arugula was not washed properly and I could feel the dirt on my teeth. I said to my self that it was just a one time thing. I have a restaurant and I understand that sometimes things like that might happen especially if someone is training. The second time I went there I got the same thing and it was they way it should.

I have no idea if it’s the same “Ellie Light” that’s been apologizing for the administration, but we do know the Obamatons love their arugula.

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