Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Well, we are celebrating here with BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT SORBET (it wasn’t our BEST sorbet, by the way) for the MITT ROMNEY MI victory!!!!!

We feel like we had a very small hand in it, too.

Between giving the kids dinner, getting ready to teach our Mommy Tummy Class, and changing a very FOUL diaper – leakage everywhere (thanks my man Tyler) I was able to help out a little.

I participated in the Call At Home Program for the Romney Campaign. Its pretty cool - the computer calls you ( so you don’t use any long distance) and then they call the person, and you get a weird beep to signal that they have said hello. If everything goes well, you have a person’s name in front of you, the address, and a script.

This is a rundown of how it went down:

1) A crusty sounding old lady answered the phone. I asked for Melvin. She told me he was “gone” but the way she said it, I knew she meant “dead.” So not knowing quite the proper procedure, I pressed on. In the middle of the script (which is very short) she interrupted very abrasively and said, “ I voted by absentee ballot.” “ I said, “ Great! Who did you vote for?” “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.” She replied roughly. So I said , “….Ok Have a great day.” I marked the call as “person at home.”

2) The lady answered and let me go through the script and then politely said, “Thank you.” It was a little weird at the same time….

3) Billy answered, which is who I called to ask for. I went into the script, “I am voting for Governor Romney because of the tax…” “HE isn’t the MICHIGAN Governor?!?!” I said, “No, it is the title they call him by because he was Governor of Massachusetts.” “OH, Ok…” I went on, and when I was done, he said, “Well, What’s in it for Me?” I said, “Hopefully a better economy for MI.” “Uh huh….” Then I said, “ok, well have a great day.” Again, kinda weird to know how to exactly end after that – and they tell you to keep all the calls short.

4) Something is messed up with our wireless router, so when the next call went through, neither the script nor the person’s name showed up on my computer screen. But the person was on the line waiting for me to talk. So I tried to remember what I needed to say, but without their name or the exact script in front of my, I totally bombed. I sounded like a TERRIBLE amateur. SO, thankfully in some ways, they hung up. It was awkward.

So with those and a few more calls under my belt I sort of contributed. Even though I saw the stats on the monitor saying there were 15000 calls more to make. I made a Very VERY tiny dent J

So – Go Mitt! I am seeing a 10 pt. lead behind McCain with 40% of the precincts reporting!


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