Join McCain's Spam Squadrons!


The Washington Post reports:

On McCain's Web site, visitors are invited to "Spread the Word" about the presumptive Republican nominee by sending campaign-supplied comments to blogs and Web sites under the visitor's screen name. The site offers sample comments ("John McCain has a comprehensive economic plan…") and a list of dozens of suggested destinations, conveniently broken down into "conservative," "liberal," "moderate" and "other" categories. Just cut and paste….

People who sign up for McCain's program receive reward points each time they place a favorable comment on one of the listed Web sites (subject to verification by McCain's webmasters). The points can be traded for prizes, such as books autographed by McCain, preferred seating at campaign events, even a ride with the candidate on his bus, known as the Straight Talk Express, according to campaign spokesman Brian Rogers.

Sure enough, here's spam central, complete with a warning that the "content of these sites is not controlled by the McCain campaign and may contain offensive material." Interestingly, the list of suggested blogs includes several—InstaPundit, the Club for Growth—that do not, in fact, let readers post comments. Hit & Run isn't included, but if you want to win that bus ride I'll be glad to help: I hereby invite commenters on this post, and this post only, to cut 'n' paste all the McCain talking points you can.