Monday, October 25, 2010
The call came at about 7PM, the caller ID showed 202 640 5113.
Would I take few poll questions???
Why yes. Why not I answered, noting that the questioner was a machine.
Who will you vote for State Representative? Will you vote for (name deleted) or Y (name deleted). Press 1 for X and 2 for Y.
I pushed 2, which was for the Republican.
Immediately the machine said...
Are you aware that X voted to dump toxic wastes at... Press 1 for yes, 2 for no.
I pushed 1 for yes because the question was a lie. The vote was to store, not dump.
Then came the question I would never have guessed.
Are you white or black? Press 1 for white, 2 for black, 3 to skip the question.
What the heck, I thought. One lie deserves one in return.
I pressed 2.
"Click" the survey was terminated.
I guess blacks aren't supposed to vote for Republicans!
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