• Name That RoboCall!

    Last night at a Florida rally, Bill Clinton pointed out the diversity in the crowd attracted by Barack Obama, declaring such multicultural gatherings to be the future of America.

    But hold on just a second, Mr. President. Sure you had whites, blacks, Latinos, Asians, gay, straight, disabled, beautiful, ugly… but what about the robots??

    Well as it turns out, they've been busy making our nation's political phone calls. And on behalf of some pretty powerful people.

    So here's a quiz: See if you can match the celebrity in the left-hand column with the robocall he or she recorded. Get them all right and you get your name automatically placed in the national do-not-call registry!

    Name Text
    1. Rudy Giuliani A.   "Hi. This is [blank]; And I've seen a lot of small towns, but now I'm seein' small towns across America dying… I'm proud to support Barack Obama, because whether you live in a small town or a big city, it's time for a change."
    2. John Mellencamp B.   "Mike Thompson's been a baad boy… We all said no to the (Wall Street) bailout, but Thompson backed Bush, just like he did with the Patriot Act. Uhhh, vote yessss for Zane!"
    3. Rosanne Barr C.   "Hi, this is [blank] and I'm endorsing Cindy Sheehan for Congress because corrupt warmongers like Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi have a chokehold on Washington… Sometimes me and Pelosi end up in the same circles.  I will walk right up to Nancy Pelosi and slap her right across the face, as I will everybody else in the damn government."
    4. Unpaid Zane Starkewolf Staffer D.   "Hi, this is [blank] and I'm calling for John McCain and the Republican National Committee, because you need to know that Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers, and murderers. It's true, I read Obama's words myself."

    Click past the jump to reveal the answers!


    1. D (Giuliani is trying to placate critics who felt his RNC speech wasn't dishonest enough.)

    2. A (In fact this was a radio ad, not a robocall, but telephones hadn't been invented the last time Mellencamp had a non-Chevy hit.

    3. C (Robocalls are technically illegal in California, but that didn't stop Roseanne, who is better known within the state for her national anthem performance in San Diego.)

    4. B (Voters who answered the phone actually had to pay the Starkewolf campaign $2.99 per minute to listen to this.)

    Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain


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