TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Political Telemarketing Calls

Re: Political Telemarketing Calls

George Berger (
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 20:28:44 -0400

In article <>,
Steven Lichter <> wrote:

> Don't these people know that calling someone who has their number on
> the Don't Call list do not want to here from them or anyone else, or
> don't they care? Today I was bombarded with one for Westly for
> Governor of California, 4 calls in less then 2 hours, and all were
> from out of state. I had planned on voting for him, now my cat gets
> the vote!!!!

Sorry, Fella' -

When Congress passed the Do Not Call legislation, they deliberately left
a very large and gaping hole, viz., Political entities are exempt.

Nice, eh? Did you expect legislators to cut themselves off from
telephone fund-raising and "get out the vote" entreaties?


I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am
not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
-- Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)

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