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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:53 PM
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White House says it did send unwanted e-mails
Source: Associated Press

After insisting no one was receiving unsolicited e-mails from the White House, officials reversed their story Monday night and blamed outside political groups for the unwanted messages from the tech-savvy operation.

White House online director Macon Phillips said in a blog posting that independent groups he didn't name them had signed up their members to receive regular White House updates about Obama's projects, priorities and speeches.

The White House had consistently denied that anyone who hadn't sought the e-mails had received them.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/0...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:58 PM
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1. Remember when the Bush Admin emailed something to gop.com instead of gop.org or something? n/t
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:00 PM
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2. Calls for an investigation by Republicans in 3, 2, 1........
because this hugh and series!
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 06:15 AM
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10. I don't see how sending out emails is that big of a deal
I do think denying it over and over and then saying "Oops, we did do it" makes whoever is responsible for those things look incompetent. And image and reputation are very important.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:00 PM
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3. Oh BIg BAd White HOuse..how
can I ever forgive them? Shite.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:07 PM
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4. All pols spam...and are totally unrepentant
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:12 PM
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5. Yeah, and I don't care..
But, I bet this White House stops mailing to stupid brainwashed assholes.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:21 PM
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7. I haven't checked, but with enough complaints the White House could have been RBL'd by Spamhaus
Edited on Mon Aug-17-09 10:22 PM by ProgressiveProfessor
Which would have been very funny.

Some political campaigns have been RBL'd in the past. Caused all sorts of fireworks.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:12 PM
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6. AWWWWWWW!!!
I'm telling! :eyes:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:32 PM
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8. Oh, what's the fuss about now?
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Dave From Canada Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 12:59 AM
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9. Looks like a lot of people here owe Major Garrett an apology. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 12:12 PM
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12. Nah. He owes us one for taking up anyone's time with this pisant stuff.
Edited on Tue Aug-18-09 12:13 PM by No Elephants
Had to google to find you who he was, too, so that's another minute out of my life for nothing.
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24601 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 03:04 PM
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13. I'm not so sure - if openness and transpartency is a big deal, then
getting the story right and coming clean, about everything, is a big deal. Otherwise the next tinme you run, your word ain't shit.

I'm old enough to remember Watergate and young enough to recall Clinton-Lewinsky - it's never the 1st action, but always the aftermath. Tell the whole truth early and often and you'll get through almost anything.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 12:09 PM
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11. Big deal. That's why God made "unsubscribe," which is at the bottom of every WH email.
Plus, I get a lot more crap from sources that have a lot less to say.

Someone needs a new hobby, like say, investigating where the millions from Saddam's palaces went.
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