The deal is, say nice things about John McCain on selected blogs - the Daily Kos is one of those suggested - and you get "points," hereafter known as McCainPoints. McCain's website actually includes suggested talking points to help inform your posts and comments.
Can we not get the FEC to declare this a violation of McCain-Feingold? Are these not solicitations of "contributions in kind?" Do McCainPoints have any monetary value? Is there a "cap and trade" program for McCainPoints? The Other Club could use it.
If we got enough McCainPoints could we trade McCain for Fred Thompson?
Here's the McCain webpage solicitation:
Help spread the word about John McCain on news and blog sites. Your efforts to help get the message out about John McCain's policies and plan for the future is one of the most valuable things you can do for this campaign. You know why John McCain should be the next President of the United States and we need you to tell others why.Unfortunately for the McCain campaign, the sock puppets and trolls he's trying to motivate value their integrity (with the exception of Richard Warman - who in any case is a Canadian).
Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and make your opinions supporting John McCain known. Once you’ve commented on a post, video or news story, report the details of your comment by clicking the button below. After your comments are verified, you will be awarded points through the McCain Online Action Center.
Fortunately for me, The Other Club is not one of the "suggested blogs." If it were, I would have negative points. Let The Other Club be known henceforth as the "McCain Online Inaction Center," the primary inaction being not to vote for the man.
Since McCain is once again calling for an illegal immigrant amnesty program as a top priority...
McCain calls for guest worker visas
UNION CITY - Republican presidential candidate John McCain joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in calling today for comprehensive immigration reform, including guest worker visas to bring employees to California's Silicon Valley and the state's vast agricultural fields....maybe McCainPoints should be called Frequent Liar Guiles™?
..."We need to change the system. All this is part of a comprehensive immigration reform. You can't piecemeal this thing," Schwarzenegger said.
While the governor said, "securing the border is extremely important" to California he added: "You have to have the courage to do this kind of immigration reform so we can bring people into this country legally."
Schwarzenegger said he supported a pathway to legal status so that more people can have "legal drivers licenses" and "everyone would have bank accounts...and there would be background checks so that there would be no criminal element in this country."
Afterwards, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman hosted a fundraiser for McCain expected to draw 350 donors and $2 million in contributions.
Anyone who would like to attempt to get McCainPoints by commenting here has my full support. I'll even publish guest posts. I will assure the McCain campaign of your straight-talking reputation for only a small fee.