|added Tue June 20 2006 at 8:18 PM
|Because of my own unfortunate experience as a phone-solicitor (both as a telesurveyor and telemarketer), I always start out being nice to phone people. On rare occasions, they show their own stupidity and I will become less than nice, but even then I try to remain professional. What I don't like at all is when I get calls from machine recordings.
This afternoon, I got a call from Chris Cannon's wife, or at least a recording of his wife, telling me how horrible it is that some PAC I don't care about is paying for radio ads against him. The funny part is that I hadn't heard the radio ads and the telephone call only prompted me to look them up on google to hear the ad. I don't necessarily agree with "Team America," but at least they aren't sending out phone spam.
I didn't listen to the entire recording. I barely caught the name Cannon and used that to get the rest of my information. I doubt that they'll care much about the message I left on their machine, and I don't think any of my friends will be voting in the primary. The best I can hope for is that some undecided Utah resident will run a web search and find this page. If you can't choose who to vote for based on the issues, might as well vote against Chris Cannon for his annoying campaign methods.