Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In True Chicago Fashion, Obama Involves the Dead in His Campaign

Dead actor Roy Scheider donates to Barack Obama campaign anyway : Top of the Ticket : Los Angeles Times Chicago has long seen the dead vote. The standard election-day mantra: "Vote Early! Vote Often!" It seems that tradition lives, in a way.
Sen. Barack Obama does come from the Chicago school of politics, where historically voter turnout has been unusually high for residents of certain graveyards. And he has been unusually successful raising money.Actor Roy Scheider in his Jaws role as the local policeman He died Feb. 10 at the age of 75 but somehow one month later donated $50 to the presidential campaign of Illinois Democratic Senator Barack Obama of Chicago

Now, he's raising money by raising the dead.
Doesn't surpris me one bit, since the dead have always been a part of Chicago elections.
Scheider was unavailable for comment
It is all a credit-card mix up, says the campaign. It won't happen again.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

(To be fair, it might all be a credit card mix-up, but having lived in Chicago, and seen the way politicians behave there, I find this completely funny.) Via Bitter

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