Thursday, June 12, 2008

Political Calls...

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Do you get these Political Calls? I'm sure you do. I guess it's part of the coming election to be bombarded with these kinds of calls. During the Primaries, I would get about 5 of them a day. I'm not a registered voter because I'm not a citizen yet but some of the callers didn't seem to get that.

Anyway, for the past 2 weeks I've been getting calls that says: Political Call on the caller ID. I answered a couple of them and they were looking for the husband. He's registered that's why. All I did was to tell them he's not home and they'll say bye-bye. It's the weekday. My husband works.

You would think that after hearing a couple of times: He's not home, they will stop calling...at least at those specific times I told them that. But no! They would still call. So I stopped answering the phone when I see "Political Call" on the ID.

Anyway, a few days ago they called at a time when the husband was home....finally! So he answered. It's a call from the Republican party. What did they want? A *frolickin'* DONATION!

Here's how the conversation went:

Caller: Can I talk to Mr. So and So..

Husband: This is he.

Caller: Mr. S, this is from John McCain's...blah blah....blah DONATION?

Husband: Why are you asking for donation? Didn't the John McCain strategists raise about$24 million in May alone?

Caller: Really? Hold on.....

Click...the line went dead! Yep, they hang up. All we could do was laugh about it. What I did after that was to do some quick search and this is what I found online:

McCain is preparing to accept about $85 million in public financing. But he needs approval from the Federal Election Commission, which cannot act until the Senate confirms nominees required for a quorum.

Yep, $85 Million...and the $24M is part of it. So why are they still asking for donations? Don't they know that we can hardly afford the price of gas nowadays?

4 comments:

Pinay Mommy said...

good thing mommy j, political people cant afford to call us here in the philippines. LOL!!!

Roselle said...

hey aling juls! thanks for the birthday greetings! :) today, kuletz and i were super pagod! they had another fieldtrip (kiddieland this time)...ayun super init kahit mahangin sa labas.. pero nag enjoy naman sila :) will be posting some pics sa blog ko ng ma-update naman yun ehehehe kawawa na eh, inabandona ko na yung 3 blogs ko. :) Salamat po ulit sa pagbati sa aking kaarawan! :D

aL|e said...

wow! galing naman ng style nila jan! tsk tsk...

Bravespirit said...

Haha, Correct! I just heard from the news yesterday that the price of gasoline will bloat again adding P1.50 per liter!!! Can you believe that???

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