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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Out of line?

Posted by: Jambo / 10:04 AM

While I was getting ready for work this morning I got a phone call from a young woman fund-raising for the state Republican party. I let her go on a little bit and when she started talking about supporting Gov. Pawlenty's agenda I said, in a calm and rather polite voice, "I don't know where you got my name but I wouldn't vote for you bastards if you were the last party on earth." Granted, not very clever, but I was in a hurry. The Mrs. heard the conversation and thought I was overly hostile and impolite, tho she thought it would have been fine if I had just said "you guys" rather than "you bastards." I contended that I was talking to a representative of a party that owes its success to bashing gay people, disenfranchising minority voters and demonizing immigrants and I therefore didn't need to be particularly gracious to them when they call for money. I'm interested to know what 3WN readers think. Was I out of line? (Yes, of course, not all, or even most, members of the party are bad people. I have plenty of friends and relatives who vote Republican. In this case I am making a distinction between individuals and official representatives of the party.)

6 Comments:

I would have thrown some fnhiemers in there

By Anonymous tard patch, at 10:47 AM  

I wouldn't have said a word--I would have guffawed obnoxiously until she hung up.

By Anonymous Monostereo, at 11:49 AM  

Spot heard Mrs. Spot respond politely to a similar call. More civil, less catharsis.

By Blogger Spot, at 1:32 PM  

As ususal, the Mrs. wins.

By Anonymous therealrepublican, at 9:52 PM  

Speaking as a person whose job in college was to call people for surveys, I would guess that she's heard much worse. Unless this was her first day, she probably just shrugged and moved on to the next number on her list. And it gave her something to tell her co-workers at break.

By Anonymous Mrs. Hammer, at 8:08 AM  

I'm suprised you never used an F bomb. But then I don't have young children to influence. One more reason I don't have a landline any more.

By Anonymous fastkarl, at 11:18 AM  

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