Gas tax phishing spoof

Wired reported it <link>.

“David Alpert, a political organizer whose day job is product manager at Google, recently established a new web site named”

Here’s an excerpt.

“We are SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, the wife of the former United States head of state, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, and also SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, friend and associate of current head of state PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. We got your contact through business inquiries as we were searching for contacts of a citizen who can help save our and our family’s political careers since our country has been frustrating us.”

It’s very clever.  Well done Mr Alpert.

On a related note the NY Times is reporting that the gas tax battle was a gift to Obama. <link>

“The fight, which dominated the final days before the North Carolina and Indiana contests, gave him an opening to talk about the economy with working-class voters and helped Obama at least temporarily bury the controversy about his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.”

Perhaps. Clearly being able to talk about something else was of real benefit to Obama, but there is no evidence that more working-class voters backed him in either primary.  


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    Mike Harmon

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