It appears that the White House, while taking four days, has figured out who to blame and how to sidestep their role in the suspect activity of the unsolicited emails and spam that people have been receiving from senior White House advisor David Axelrod concerning healthcare reform.
The White House statement from Nick Shapiro:
The White House e-mail list is made up of e-mail addresses obtained solely through the White House website. The White House doesn’t purchase, upload or merge from any other list. … [A]ll e-mails come from the White House website as we have no interest in emailing anyone who does not want to receive an email. If an individual received the e-mail because someone else or a group signed them up or forwarded the email, we hope they were not too inconvenienced. Further, we suggest that they unsubscribe from the list by clicking the link at the bottom of the e-mail or tell whomever forwarded it to them not to forward such information anymore.
We are implementing measures to make subscribing to emails clearer including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on individual’s behalf.