Friday, December 23, 2011

An Open Letter to Friends

If I get any email from any politician's campaign, but especially the sort of thing described below, from His Imperial Majesty, not only will you cease to be considered a friend, but I will explore reporting you for SPAM or other violations.
(The)form for the Obama Campaign's) "inspire" solicitation asks for an email address for your donation muse so that the campaign can "send them [sic] a message letting them know they inspired you to donate." The Obama campaign is deliberately sending spam to people who never signed up for it. You can also give a donation "in memory of" someone, and the site still asks for an email address. You can take the politician out of Chicago, but you can't take Chicago out of the politician.
You'd think he and his minions would have gotten the idea after the second or third time they tried these creepy, vaguely Big Brother-ish schemes had failed that maybe The Chicago Way doesn't cut it when you get away from the Loop...

h/t James Taranto, WSJ, via Insty.

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