A Birther money machine:
You'd be a fool to ignore this opportunity:
Produce informercial. ($5000)*
Air infomercial 7 nights @ $100 per = $700. Call it ($1000)
Get 1,500** people to send in $30 = $45,000
Processing 1,500 customers (call center, bumper stickers, faxes) @ $7 each* = ($10,000)
Profit is $45,000 - $16,000 = $29,000
Not bad for a week.
* - estimate
** - claim was from between 1,500 and 2,000, so picked the lower number for a conservative estimate.
UPDATE: Over at TPM there is a post, A Fool and His Money
, which contains:
... while it may be shameful and it may be funny, it pretty clearly looks like an effort to separate a lot of hyped-up birther rubes from their money, quite possibly to pad the wallets of those in the rube hyping business.
A succinct illustration of how conservative activism is driven not only by ideology but is often a lucrative career choice.
You're great at this sort of pithy, original analysis.