Monday, June 25, 2012

Nancy Pelosi and Her Inspiring Math Skiils

I got an email from Barack today:
"Donate $3 or more right now to elect a Democratic majority in Congress."
Then Nancy Pelosi jumps in:
"Your response to President Obama's message today has been inspiring! If you donate today, my Democratic colleagues and I will triple-match your gift. Donate $3 or more."
Triple-match? So if I give $3 then Nancy will put up $9, right? Not so fast, better read the fine print:
"If you contribute today, a group of committed Democrats will match your gift 2-to-1, tripling your impact."
That's only a $6 match. That ain't no triple match. Where did you learn to multiply, Nancy?

And what happened to you and your colleagues, Nancy? You downgraded that to "committed Democrats" which of course could very well be other ordinarily people giving money today in response to these emails.

But I am heartened, Nancy, that you find my response to these email messages inspiring.

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