Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

March 26, 2004

by V

Republicans aren't just whiny, they're technically illiterate

Luckily, the reporter wasn't ignorant and included sufficient information for readers to verify that they were talking crap:

AP Wire | 03/25/2004 | GOP criticizes Democratic House candidate's Internet fund-raising
Jason Glodt, executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party, said the Herseth campaign arranged the special Internet donation site to prevent most South Dakotans from knowing about Herseth's relationship with such liberal groups.

...However, Herseth campaign spokesman Russ Levsen said that particular Internet page merely takes donations from people who find out about the campaign when they visit political blogs that feature Herseth ads. ..."I would dispute the premise that it's secret because it's an open site on the Internet that anybody can get to," Levsen said.

The supposedly secret Web site is one of the first results when an Internet user does a standard search for the terms "blog" and "Herseth" on the Google search engine, Levsen said. "There is nothing secret about the World Wide Web.."

...Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Thune, who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., also has advertised on Republican-leaning blogs.

Glodt said Herseth said should reveal how much money she has received from the blog ads and should open the blog-donation page to the public.
Duh. Honestly.

Herseth paid sites to publicly link to the page. Hello? How much more open...? Gah.

Good grief, it's hard to come up with words to sufficiently describe some morons. And Glodt is the executive director of the state Party!

Beware the SECRET PAGE!!
Posted by V at March 26, 2004 02:33 PM

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