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Monday, October 27, 2008

Breaking: Telemarketers Have Souls

posted by on October 27 at 17:40 PM

TPM sez:

Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.

Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being “dangerously weak on crime,” “coddling criminals,” and for voting against “protecting children from danger.”

If we win this, I hope John McCain becomes a total fucking pariah.

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If Obama wins, I hope robocalls are made illegal.

Posted by Laurie Mann | October 27, 2008 5:50 PM

Sarah Palin is new face of the Good Ol' Party, destined to play spoiler in 3 way races throughout the Deep South and Big Sky states for the next 10 or 15 years.

Hey. Where the fuck did "Big Sky" come from? Do hillbillies really think the sky changes size? I mean I know they won't study Darwin but this is like Copernicus and Kepler and so on. Aristotle, truth be told.

Anyway, I adore Sarah Palin and all she's done for America, and all she will do in the coming years. God sent her and she will remain with us until God calls her back.

Posted by elenchos | October 27, 2008 5:55 PM

#1, what exactly would the justification for that be?

Posted by w7ngman | October 27, 2008 5:58 PM

"If we win this, I hope John McCain becomes a total fucking pariah." Joining his wife, Cindy.

Posted by monkey | October 27, 2008 6:01 PM

Oh, shit. You were talking about McCain, not Palin.

McCain will be forgotten by all. I'm already having trouble remembering he's still around.

Posted by elenchos | October 27, 2008 6:01 PM

Before you go smacking around telemarketers, remember how hard it is to get a job in this bush economy.

He probably only walked out because we're pretty sure it'll all be better in 6 months.

Posted by guy | October 27, 2008 6:22 PM

McCain sold his soul to the Devil a long time ago.

The cranky fucker deserves whatever he gets.

Posted by blackhook | October 27, 2008 6:30 PM

...and don't forget that these are folks who probably really, REALLY need those horrible, underpaid phone center jobs, so quitting on principle is no small gesture on their part.

Posted by Mr. X | October 27, 2008 6:32 PM

A couple side notes, robo calls are illegal in Indiana which is why the campaign had to pay a firm to have live humans make their lying calls. And fortunately the telemarketers weren't fired they only lost todays work -- probably not from any great moral kindness on the employer's part, it's tough to keep people in that industry.

Posted by Michael Canfield | October 27, 2008 6:42 PM

Don't like their bullshit tactics:


Posted by Andy Niable | October 27, 2008 7:33 PM

Telemarketing call centers in Indiana? Is that a typo for India?

Posted by RainMan | October 27, 2008 7:34 PM

A pariah?! But John McCain totally saved the Nakotomi building, and the DC Airport.

Oh, wait, "McClane", sorry.

Posted by Monty | October 27, 2008 8:03 PM

Even if Obama were to lose, McCain would end up a pariah, only just a little later - like Dubya has become. Ultimately, a happy ending, of a sort, either way.

Posted by K | October 27, 2008 10:19 PM

@2: "big sky" refers to the distant vistas of central & eastern montana. the dome of the sky really does appear larger, aided by the altitude - bozeman is at 4700'. you should visit.

@11: the workforce in indiana is less educated than in india, and the job options are more limited there - telemarket or walmart. unless you want to, god forbid, GROW THINGS.

Posted by max solomon | October 28, 2008 8:45 AM

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