Why Is Peter Ueberroth Spamming Voters?
from the what-is-he-thinking? dept
No link on this one, as it appears the press hasn’t picked up on the story yet, but this ridiculous California recall election has led to political spamming. On Friday I received a spam from the campaign of Peter Ueberroth. I was not amused – nor was I influenced to vote for Mr. Ueberroth. I was, however, influenced not to vote for anyone who thinks that spamming is an effective way to communicate with the voting public. I most certainly did not sign up for any such list, and since I’ve heard from a number of others who also received the spam, it seems that the Ueberroth campaign wasn’t particularly selective in figuring out who to spam. Are politicians really this clueless? Anyway, in trying to figure out who to complain to (other than to Verio – where the spam came from, and whose Terms of Service this clearly violates) I discovered that the Ueberroth website doesn’t actually include any email addresses – suggesting that no one involved with the campaign (gasp!) wants to get spammed. Nice to see that they don’t extend the same courtesy to the rest of us.