As if McCain’s recent series of petty attacks on Obama aren’t enough to paint the old fart as pathetic. Now the McCain campaign is paying people to troll for him:
People who sign up for McCain’s program receive reward points each time they place a favorable comment on one of the listed Web sites (subject to verification by McCain’s webmasters). The points can be traded for prizes, such as books autographed by McCain, preferred seating at campaign events, even a ride with the candidate on his bus, known as the Straight Talk Express, according to campaign spokesman Brian Rogers.
The sign-up page, complete with talking points du jour and a report form, is located here.
I hope it works! I mean, nothing says “credible candidate” like the same talking point being dumped over and over again in every comment thread that even peripherally mentions McCain. I mean…it worked for Ron Paul didn’t it? (And those lovable whack-jobs weren’t even getting paid for their robo-commenting.)
I’m encouraging everyone (yes…even you) to get a piece of the action. I mean, the McCain
paraphernalia memorabilia will be highly prized some day. Besides, how many of McCain’s supporters actually know about The Internets AND know that it’s a Google in order to find the “Spread The Word” page?
Therefore, by joining in the fun, you not only spread your own philosophy of McCain and his talking points, but you earn cool stuff and help the economy by enticing the McCain staff to hire additional webmasters to wade through thousands and thousands of comment reports.
The easiest way to comment is to simply copy the talking points verbatim. But my own recommendation is this:
John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.
What could be more positive then that? Hundreds of thousands of times in blog comment threads across the land. Day after day.
Got another idea? Leave your suggested message in the comment thread. And then sign-up, get busy, and start earning cool stuff!