Internet/Telecom/Social Media

Ted Stevens doesn't understand the Internet

by Josh Nelson

Not exactly breaking news, I know. His campaign manager, Mike Tibbles, sent an attack email to supporters the other day which indicates exactly how clueless they are.

Just last quarter, the mayor raised more than $37,000 from just one liberal Lower 48 Internet campaign known as ActBlue (the 1,500 out-of-state donors he gained through this site amounted to a third of the “grassroots” support he received last quarter).

I hope you will help us in ensuring that Outsiders don’t buy a Senate seat in Alaska.

Fortunately, his opponent, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, has Matt Browner-Hamlin working to keep the Stevens campaign honest. Here is a snip of the epic smackdown, but be sure to read it in full as well.

What sort of website is ActBlue? Well, it is a website that allows Americans to make donations to candidates they support. That’s it. It processes credit cards. So when you imply that we raised money “from” ActBlue, it’s kind of like attacking us for raising money “from” PayPal or American Express or personal checks.

And it sure would be silly for you to criticize us for taking money “from” American Express (I’ll spill the beans — some of our donors gave with their AmEx cards).

I’m sure that the first email you’re sending as Campaign Manager is an indication of what we can expect from the Stevens campaign: False attacks that stir up fear and don’t do anything to help Alaska families. Of course, falsely smearing Mark might be all you have recourse to when a majority of Alaskans support him for US Senate in this election

That said, I’m happy to educate you and feel free to come back for future lessons into how the internet works and why Alaskans can’t trust what the Stevens’ campaign tells them.

Brilliant. This race is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Want to help us get rid of Ted “series of tubes” Stevens? Contribute now.

2 replies »

  1. I don’t want to get rid of Ted Stevens. I want to put him in a fiberglass room on a stage and give him his own television show.

    It’s the “Bat Ass Crazy Curmudgeon Hour”

    Lara Amber