02 November 2006

Don't push me

I just got push-polled by Jim Talent's campaign.  Like a schmuck, I thought it was a legitimate phone poll, and I gladly provided a verbal answer to each yes-or-no question.  "Will you be voting in the November 7th election?"  Yes (but not here).  "Will you be voting for Jim Talent?"  No.  "Will you be voting for Claire McCaskill?"  No.  "Would you describe yourself as pro-life?"  No.  "Do you think foreign terrorists should have the same legal rights as American citizens?"  Yes (in the sense I assume is meant—and this poll is starting to sound a little biased).  "Do you agree that marriage should be limited to a man and a woman?"  No.  "Do you agree with the NRA that the right to own a gun should be protected?" Yes (though the NRA does a poor job of defending gun rights—I prefer GOA).  "Did you know that Jim Talent is the only candidate for U.S. Senate endorsed by the NRA?"  I don't care.  What a waste of my time.  I feel violated as I realize my "votes" aren't being counted at all.  The call ended with a flat-out request that I vote for Talent.

I'm glad I can't vote for him.  But whoever wins that election, Missouri loses.


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