I just got this fairly typical piece of election email.
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN EDWARDS ’08
John Edwards needs your help during the next Iowa statewide canvass,
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18.
It goes on, but never mind. The annoying thing is the source: it’s from Ted, at the domain for my university and my lab. It has a spoofed source address! This is the kind of obnoxious crap I get from the peddlers of gadgets and drugs for my penis … it’s not the behavior I expect from someone who wants me to vote for him.
Just a word of warning to any candidates out there: it doesn’t matter how good you are, if you start spamming I will put your name in my mail filters and I will ignore you…in the voting booth, as well.
And no, I won’t be canvassing for John Edwards.