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Politician avoids Can-Spam

Those who make rules can break them
Tue Feb 14 2006, 08:19
A US politician who championed anti-spam laws is apparently getting around his own law when it comes to campaigning.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Republican Charlie Crist, attorney general of Florida and gubernatorial candidate has been spamming Democrats and Republicans alike with his email electioneering.

Crist was famous for his @get tough on spammers" enforcement, much to the applause of everyone.

To be fair to Crist, his own spam had instructions on how to opt-out of his spam list, but people are starting to complain that he is a tad slow at taking them off the list.

Arlene DiBenigno, Crist's political director, claimed the emails were not spam they were "political speech" which apparently everyone wants. His argument is that since he was not peddling anything the emails were not spam. So that is all right then.

More explained in detail, here. µ


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