I get a lot of funny things via email, but nothing made me laugh as good as this lauding of Cathy Weigel by the Kerry campaign for being their one millionth person to sign up for the campaign online.
First, a quote to demonstrate just how clued in she is: “She had read that we were trying to catch up to the Bush-Cheney fundraising machine and thought, ‘they should put up a web site.'” She managed to find the website after deducing that the .com at the end didn’t mean communist.
Now, of all the pictures they could have taken of her to show just how techno-savvy the Democrat crowd is, they pick the one where she’s chatting on the phone. Way to be on the cutting edge Kerry, she looks like one of my grandmother’s friends yakking it up about the latest episode of Young and the Restless.
Later in the email, to show that Kerry is a person of the people, he called her up and had this conversation:
John Kerry: Well, don’t be nervous at all, congratulations to you.
Cathy Weigel: Well, thank you very much!
John Kerry: It’s a huge thing, number one million. [ed note: Wonkette would probably agree on the huge part]
Cathy Weigel: I didn’t have any idea! They called me last night and told me. Somebody here asked me if one of those things had popped up on my computer screen that said “You’re the millionth customer,” but I didn’t have that so I had no idea.
Customer? Good to see that the Kerry campaign is learning from the Bush campaign, even if it’s only stealing their terminology.
One Millionth Online Supporter! [John Kerry Blog]