Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Annoying Bush Calls

So for the past 3 or 4 weeks, we've been getting recorded phone calls from the Republicans supporting Bush.

A few weeks back it was a redneck sounding guy, and this week it was Ben Stein.

It doesn't really matter who it is, but it's really freaking annoying to pick up the phone at 10:45 when you're getting ready to go grocery shopping and have it be some recording.

I'm guessing they're timing it so that people get the message on their voice mail or recorder when they come back from church. Either way, it's pretty damn stupid.

It's the one thing that really, really, really sucks about being in a "battleground" state. The amount of campaigning and ads is obnoxious. I'm pretty much numb to it, which is something that folks outside of the area may not understand.

To give you an idea, about a month ago, 25-30% of the ads on TV during primetime and evening news were political, and they were all Presidential ads. That meant you got at least one ad from a candidate or a 527 on each "block" of ads.

Now that we've added senate and local issues into the mix, we're probably running around 60-70% of ads being political.

Yesterday, "Get Out of my Way Traffic" on 1460 The Fan was brought to you by George W. Bush. The traffic guy read the reports, and then followed up with a Bush ad.

It's getting surreal out here. Last night I saw an anti-Bush billboard on US-33 heading downtown from Grandview that was brought to you by Rednecks for a Better America! Props for creativity on that 527.

I can not wait until this is over.

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