Over the past few weeks, we've heard a lot about these phone calls that powerful and inhuman robots have sent screaming through the phonelines into our very home, interrupting our rapt contemplation of how Joe The Plumber's existential dilemmas speak to our own lives, in order to talk about the secrets and lies our presidential candidates are keeping from us. I hate getting these robocalls worse than I hate getting them from creditors, but, as it turns out, using the robots does have its advantages. At least until they turn on us.
Shaun Dakin, who runs the National Political Do Not Contact Registry - Stop Political Calls Blog, and who provided us with this awesomely bad phone-sex robocall from yesterday, transports us today to the state of Minnesota, where robocalls are illegal. This forces candidates to employ real life human beings to make these calls and read from scripts. And that places the McCain campaign at a significant disadvantage, since his campaign ceased generating wide-spread, general enthusiasm at some point after the New Hampshire primary. Listen for yourself at this McCain call, in which boredom and illiteracy get in the way of the salesmanship.
Once more with feeling, or the ROBOTS WIN!