Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rick Perry paying volunteers to hack his Web stream

Oops. A little conflation of this week's top Governor MoFo headlines. First:

The Republican governor's re-election campaign is paying volunteers to sign up other volunteers, and it promises more cash for those turning out voters in the March primary. The campaign hopes for big dividends from the Amway-style program, known as Perry Home Headquarters.

It depends on what the definition of "volunteer" is. Second:

The Austin-American Statesman reports that the Perry campaign was hosting a live video Webcast, which crashed. "This planned and coordinated attack was political sabotage, and we are working to identify those responsible for this illegal activity," said campaign spokesman Mark Miner.

Phillip Martin dissects the logical fallacy, however, which leaves the Perry camp holding nothing except a yellowed page out of the Rove playbook.

And while the comments associated with the two links above are mandatory reading, let me please paraphrase the snarkiest remark I've read all week:

(Rick Perry) doesn't know whether to shit or go blind, so he's opted for both. It smells real bad, but at least he can't see it.

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