Monday, April 28, 2008

Ripped from the Headlines

Heads up to my buddy in TX, you're gonna love this one! You know it's good if I am sitting here posting after 11 pm at night. Not often I hear something worthy on the 11 o'clock news. The Oregon Voter's Pamphlet is out. Yep, everything you want to know about the election coming up. And if you still have questions, there's even a phone number you can call.

A letter from Secretary of State Bill Bradbury encourages you to call for voter assistance. The number is conveniently posted in 11 places in the pamphlet. Problem is, the 800 number should have been an 866 number. Oops! Minor detail. But wait...
Callers to that number are directed to call another 800 number that promises "an exciting new way to go live one-on-one with hot. . .girls" and invites the caller to provide a credit card number.
OK Oregon, the number to call is really 866-673-8683.

"One of my biggest priorities is to provide voters with all the resources they need and clearly we erred with the listing for the voter hotline phone number on one page of the Voters' Pamphlet," Bradbury said in a statement. "So I sincerely apologize for any confusion that may have caused and I'd like to reiterate -- don't call that wrong number."
That's quite a 'hot line', Bill!

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