Monday, October 27, 2008

Telemarketers walk off job rather than do McCain's dirty work

Despite the troubling economy, some workers in Indiana would rather forfeit their pay than do John McCain's dirty work. According to TPM Election Central, three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in the battleground state of Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script. The workers were asked to call voterse and attack Obama for being "dangerously weak on crime," "coddling criminals," and for voting against "protecting children from danger."

The McCain campaign, which apparently can't get enough volunteers to staff its phone banks, hired the Americall call center in Hobart, IN instead. The telemarketing script the call center received coincided with McCain's robo-slime call running in other states. Because robocalling is illegal in Indiana, the telemarketers were hired to read the robocall script.

One worker at the center who walked out said, "we were asked to read something saying [Obama and Democrats] were against protecting children from danger. I wouldn't do it. A lot of people left. They thought it was disgusting."

You know things are bad for your campaign when you can't pay someone to work for you.


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