Confessions of a Hoosier Democrat

Blogging Indiana Politics and the 2008 Presidential Race.

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Trouble with Telemarketing

Matt Tully of the Star had a very humourous column today...

I say not only because is was the Indiana Republican Party that was on the receiving end of it, but because it was just plain old funny. I sure if it was the Democrats who'd committed the faux pax it'd still be funny... just not as much so.

Anyways... For those of you who don't know... Matt Tully is the political columnist for the Indianapolis Star. Well it seems that the Indiana Republican Party send his work number along with all the other "supporters" numbers to a telemarketer in Wisconsin. So the telemarketer proceeded to call Matt up to try to get some money out of him. Matt, being the intrepid reporter that his is, let the poor sap go through his schpeel. Hilarity ensues.
But back to my new friend Lawrence. As he worked for my $600, I asked if he could name Indiana's House speaker.
"I don't know," he said.
Then I asked a question about Senate President Pro Tem Robert Garton. Lawrence had never heard of him.
He did, however, know the name of the Colts' quarterback.
"Come on," he said. "You know it's Peyton Manning."
Matt finished the column by telling us he asked the Indiana Republican Party about the call. The Indiana Republican Party fired the telemarketing company.


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