Friday, August 24, 2012

Data Fail

Just read an AP article about how Mitt Romney is using "secretive data-mining" to help identify prospective campaign donors. And he's looking through everybody's private information and we should all be worried about these intrusive behind-the-curtain tactics by a political figure to target supporters and also George Orwell and bed intruders, sure.

Climbin' in yo windows, snatchin' yo people up.
The article says, "Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new, and likely wealthy, donors."
Or you could just look for this.
Potentially scary stuff. But I gotta say, this worries me not at all.

Because the Romney campaign analyzed databases full of demographic and financial information to find well-heeled Republicans who want Mitt to be President and based on that information...sent a fundraising letter to Casa Baudelaire.

It took a while to get it out of the mailbox,
though, because that's where we keep
our piles of spare cash.


I think someone left the lens cap on the surveillance camera, know what I mean?

Or, this.

So yeah, just keep mining that data, Presumptive Candidate Romney. You're doing a great job.

Oh, and Obama campaign, which has sent me not a single piece of literature despite the fact that I actually voted for your candidate in the last election and in the Democratic primary just a few months ago...your methods are working great, too.

Could it be a donkey?
Not so much Big Brother as Mister Magoo, I think.

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