Thursday, June 22, 2006

Pombo Finally Creates "Jobs Program"

This according to an article that just came out in Roll Call (subscription only):
Rep. Richard Pombo’s (R) Democratic challenger this week rapped the incumbent for finally creating a “jobs program” after obtaining a Republican memo advertising for $10-per-hour precinct walkers in the 11th district.
Now, since I don’t have a subscription to Roll Call and can only see the first sentence of the article, I’m just going to have to use my imagination to flesh out the rest of the piece. But I have a pretty good idea of what they have to say.

You see, a few weeks ago, one of Jerry McNerney’s student supporters in San Joaquin County received an email from a friend, which he promptly forwarded to McNerney’s campaign headquarters. Here’s the text of the email:
For everyone interested in a job this summer, i have one for you. Job description is as offers: working for Richard Pombo for his 2006 campaign for Congressman( sorry, he is a republican). It pays $10 an hour. You work in Stockton. You can work any time for how many hours you want a day. Maximum hours are 8 per day. You can work 7 days a week if you want. You most likely will be walking percincts( goin to house and asking ppl to vote) or workin in the office entering information into computers. This job is open to anyone interested, hav to be a college student. You can get your friends to work with you if you want. I hav a max employee quota of 60 ppl. If you are interested in making an easy 10 dollars an hour, please call me at xxx xxx xxxx or email me at x xxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx
- ps. sorry for the democrats that got this email.
---- xxxxx xxxxx
Okay, let’s see here. 56 hours/week x 60 employees x 13 weeks x $10/hour. Wow! Assuming full employment, we’re looking at up to 43,700 hours, with $437,000 that Pombo has budgeted for “goin to house and asking ppl to vote or workin in the office entering information into computers.” I think it’s time for the Republican trolls to come over and tell us once again how unconcerned Pombo is about this election.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the Roll Call article in full:

California: Pombo Foe Raps GOP’s Campaign ‘Jobs’ Program

June 22, 2006

Rep. Richard Pombo’s (R) Democratic challenger this week rapped the
incumbent for finally creating a “jobs program” after obtaining a
Republican memo advertising for $10-per-hour precinct walkers in the 11th district.

The problem, said Pombo’s chief political consultant Wayne Johnson, is that the memo didn’t originate from the Congressman’s campaign. Pombo knew nothing about it, Johnson said, noting that the memo was circulated by University of the Pacific student James Feliz.

But A.J. Carrillo, a spokesman for Democratic nominee Jerry McNerney, called that claim a “bunch of crap,” noting that the college student in question is the son of Republican consultant John Feliz, who is running state Sen. Tom McClintock’s (R) campaign for lieutenant governor.

“They’re obviously connected,” Carrillo said. The McNerney press release mocking the Republican “help wanted” memo said the search for precinct walkers is proof that Pombo is concerned about his viability in this year’s election.

A portion of the memo, which was forwarded to the McNerney campaign by one of his supporters who is also a fraternity brother of Feliz, read as follows:

“For everyone interested in a job this summer, I have one for you. Job
description is as offers: working for Richard Pombo for his 2006 campaign for Congressman (sorry, he is a Republican). It pays $10 an hour. You work in Stockton. You can work any time for how many hours you want a day. Maximum hours are 8 per day. You can work 7 days a week if you want.”

It continues: “You most likely will be walking precincts (going house to house and asking people to vote) or working in the office entering information into computers. This job is open to anyone interested, have to be a college student. You can get your friends to work with you if you want. I have a max employee quota of 60 people. If you are interested in making an easy 10 dollars an hour, please call me ... p.s., sorry for the Democrats who got this e-mail.”

— David M. Drucker

5:37 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

David --
Thanks for sharing -- SNTP readers are the best!

5:57 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

Hah! Never mind -- I get it. David Drucker wrote the article. Anyway, same message to Anon -- thanks for providing the text.

6:06 PM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Babaloo.

Rocky here. You is a friggin genious. gene-yus. jean-yus. OK, never mind. You is smarter den duh average bear.

Mebbe youse dealers get to be dealers cuz youse got like ties to the friggin CIA or sumtin? Rocky amazed by what youse guys loin and post to dis blot.

A half a million smackers jest fer a buncha college kids goin door-to-door like friggin Avon Ladies?

Mebbe dere pitch could be: "Ding Dong, Steven Ding duh Dong is calling. Would youse like to help buy yer Congressman cuz he's fer sale to the friggin highest bidder?"

I dunno. Whaddya tink? I wish I wuz born wit more brains to help me answer dese kindsa questions on my own.

Rocky out.

7:20 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

Just another lesson in politics East of the Altamont. I quote the following from the Aug. 15, 2004 Stockton Record.

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Gray said then-Central Committee Executive Director Robert Gutierrez attempted to hijack the voter-registration business in San Joaquin County. He said Gutierrez blustered into his office and announced he was taking over the registration program and that Gray should submit registrations to him, not Charmaine Tyrrell, the woman in charge of the original program.

Gutierrez declined to comment. Others have said Gutierrez got into the registration business to bolster Republican registrations, not to cause trouble.

Gutierrez, 26, assumed the directorship of the Central Committee in April.

He worked at the office of Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and is backed by the chief of staff of the House Resources Committee, Steve Ding.

Yep, Rocky. That is the way it works. Keep it low key and pay someone to do the work and the key man is Steve Ding. I wonder how he has the time with that big time Chief of Staff Job for the Resources Committee. Maybe this is the way he stays in the district and keeps in touch with real people.

10:44 AM, June 23, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Delta.

Rocky here. You mean I might be onto sumtin wit dis Dong named Ding? Rocky usually leave duh tinkin up to youse leadin ineffectuals and den do my best to keep up wit all duh arrrgh-uing.

So anyways, I wuz tinkin at foist dat dis Ding Dong guy got as much brains as King Kong, but mebbe he's smarter den I tink fer gettin paid off OUR taxpayer money insted of ButtaPombO's money which is really Jack-off's money which is really Indian money or duh friggin tainted money of duh sweatshops and halls of sin in duh friggin Marijuana Islands. And I'll bet ButtaPombO is saying he ain't never inhaled neither none of dat. Yeah right.

And what kinda self-respectin Latino is dat backin ButtaPombO anyways? What's dat all about? Is he wunna dem "Uncle Tomaso's?"

Rocky Out

12:56 PM, June 23, 2006  

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