The GOP just spammed me.
October 10, 2000 10:00 AM   Subscribe

The GOP just spammed me. I received an email sent supposedly on behalf of "Jim Nicholson, Chairman, Republican National Committee" inviting me to become an "eChampion":

Once you've registered as an eChampion, you will receive fact-filled e-mails twice a week on the upcoming election, the candidates' stands on issues, etc. Your role as an eChampion is to send these e-mails on to AS MANY friends, neighbors and family members as possible, and invite them to register as eChampions themselves at

No, I didn't opt-in to some Republican mailing list. For a start, I'm Canadian, in Canada, and if I was going to vote for a right-wing wing-nut, it would be Stockwell Day. Talk about "idea viri"...
posted by tranquileye (6 comments total)
report them to spamcop.

posted by rebeccablood at 11:08 AM on October 10, 2000

I got a snail mail letter with a Republican National Committee "Victory 2000" membership card. It came with a little "Dear Governor Bush, here is my contribution to help you fight off the Democratic forces of darkness and make the world safe for your rich nutcase friends." letter that I was supposed to send it.

I will say, it did get me to act.

It got me to act highly goofy for about half an hour, calling all my friends in hysteria.

posted by faisal at 11:30 AM on October 10, 2000

I got the same thing. They've got my vote!
posted by Neale at 2:19 PM on October 10, 2000

Neale, we all know you're a strict Tory.
posted by dhartung at 2:44 PM on October 10, 2000

But Dan, you have to remember that in Australia, the water twists the other way down a drain AND the Conversative party is liberal while the Liberal Party is conversative (and I think Labour are Nazis or something).
posted by sylloge at 3:36 PM on October 10, 2000

Steven Den Beste has a very well put together essay on what to do about spam. I successfully wrecked havoc on a few domains with his information. Although, I doubt the FTC will actually take serious action against the Republican party. It's worth a try, anyway.
posted by tomorama at 8:18 PM on October 10, 2000

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