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Pining for the Fjords
A long squawk
31st-Dec-2011 11:10 am
Earlier in the cycle, I'd chat with someone who wanted to know if I preferred Santorum (ick) or argue with a caller who refused to tell me who commissioned their blatantly biased push poll. It gets old fast, and I don't pick up the phone much right before a caucus unless the caller ID tells me it's someone I know. But the robocalls go to the answering machine. I just listened to a swill-load of smarm from Gingrich, who invited me to call him.

Usually I roll my eyes, but this one made me laugh. 1-855-ASK-NEWT sounds too much like a pet store hot line, or maybe a pitch from an insurance company whose mascot is going eyeball to eyeball with the gekko.

Just four more days, and they'll all go away.
31st-Dec-2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
*pat, pat, pat*
1st-Jan-2012 03:25 am (UTC)
It's all good, thanks to a fair amount of hot sake. Happy New Year, sweetie!
31st-Dec-2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
for me Ask Newt sounds like something from the Magic Box inventory... heh

Happy New Year (newt notwithstanding)
1st-Jan-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
I thought it was all about the eyes, not the mouth. I think even the Macbeth witches might be a little startled if the newt started talking.

Happy New Year!
31st-Dec-2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I feel for you, I really do. I went to a movie in Council Bluffs and there was that frigging Michele Bachmann bus, hauling an SUV. I can't get a way from that woman, and I don't even live in Iowa.

1st-Jan-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Hey, you went to the book signing voluntarily!
31st-Dec-2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
The correct response is to ask them for their evening phone number and when would be the best time to call them back; 2 AM or 4?
1st-Jan-2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, the bad ones won't even tell you what company they work for, which is illegal, but who has the energy to track it down? The caller ID is always spoofed to something bizarre, like "California" or it just says "private caller."

At first, I told them I was for Michele Bachmann, because my first concern was if the candidate could beat Obama. Which was true, but not in the way they meant.
31st-Dec-2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
I feel for you. His Lordship has decided the solution to all our problems is Ron Paul. *sigh* At least he's interested in politics now.

I'm just tired of hearing about how mainstream media ignores him, blah, blah, blah. The latest this morning was, "...stupid people are now saying...if Romney wins the Iowa thing then it's proof the system is working but if Ron Paul wins, well! Obviously the system is corrupt and outdated...well, we geeks will show 'em!" Ack.

4 more days for you.

31st-Dec-2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Ron Paul? Oh, dear.
1st-Jan-2012 02:08 am (UTC)
The icon says it all.
1st-Jan-2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Yikes! But once people get a really good look at Paul, he'll drop away too. It's interesting to see all the Ronulans moving away from the chant of, "The media won't pay any attention to Paul!" to "The media is being unfair by paying attention to him and quoting accurately the bizarre and racist things Paul said!"

The Republicans will likely be stuck with Mittens, and then have a real problem motivating their base.
1st-Jan-2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Push polls should be illegal.
1st-Jan-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
They're usually laughably blatant, so I give exactly the response they don't want.

"Do you want this [evil, dangerously polluting project] to bring jobs to your area or do you want to increase unemployment?"

"Do you agree with Michele Bachmann that we should build a Great Wall on the border or do you want Obama to let brown people to keep stealing jobs from Real Americans?"
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