UPDATE as of June 8, 2010--see the coda to this story at the bottom of the page.
I'm sure there's a Very Brady Episode that taught the important life lesson: only losers cheat when they can't win any other way. That's certainly what occurred to me when my spouse was mailed this fake GOP "Census" about a month ago. (The accompanying letter signed by RNC Chair Michael Steele is dated March 26, 2010.) We'd already been sent our official 2010 U.S. Census materials and filled it out dutifully. So when we opened the non-profit franked envelope that said in big bold black letters, "DO NOT DESTROY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT," (Exhibit 1) we raised our eyebrows.