From Blake Aued:
I received a dispatch over the weekend from In the Loop’s Senior Environmental and Catering Correspondent, a friend who splits his time between running various left-wing advocacy groups and working in a local bar/restaurant.
Apparently a group of Whitehead supporters – including Brandon “Don’t Punch My Pickup Truck” Phillips – showed up at the Athens bar Friday and ordered drinks. My correspondent reports that they were paid $100 each to hand-write postcards to send to 1,300 Oconee County households.
The staffers were instructed to “write only what is written” on a sample, and to sign their names “John.”
“I suppose they didn’t want anyone named Keisha or Tyrone talking about ‘my friend Jim Whitehead’ standing up for ‘our conservative values,'” my source quips.
I have heard of campaigns sending letters to voters printed in a faux-cursive font, but never of one paying people to write them out. Does this strike anyone as unusual?