Just what the government shutdown needs: Drunk dialing

What a Joke…!

October 10, 2013, 11:39 AM

Want more alcohol in your politics?

DrunkDialCongress.org is a new site that forwards calls from users to a random U.S. representative’s office, at which point they can complain about the government shutdown, or whatever else is on their mind.

The site, which was put up Wednesday night, is produced by Revolution Messaging, a Washington-based mobile strategy company that works for left-left leaning politicians and causes. DrunkDialCongress, however, will forward calls to Democrats and Republicans in the House.

More than 1,000 calls have already been made through the site. Ideally, members of Congress will be “saturated” with calls and reminded about the impasse’s real impact on constituents, said Keegan Goudiss, a partner at Revolution Messaging.

“A lot of people are fed up with what’s going on,” Goudiss said.

You don’t have to be drunk to use the site. Rather, after entering their phone number, users receive a phone call from an inebriated-sounding voice slurring: “Is this government shutdown making you want to drink?…When I drink I like to tell people what’s on my mind…” Once the automated message is complete, users are forwarded to a lawmaker’s office.

Goudiss said the site was inspired by reports of lawmakers drinking even as Congress had yet to reach any agreement on spending.

–Ruth Mantell

Link:
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2013/10/10/just-what-the-government-shutdown-needs-drunk-dialing/

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