MoveOn’s mail merge could use a little help

On March 23, 2007, I received an email from MoveOn titled “Rep. Pelosi does the right thing on Iraq.” It began like this:

Dear MoveOn member,
We’re one step closer in the fight to end the war. Today the Iraq Accountability Act passed Congress. For the first time, Congress passed a real deadline to end the war—by fall of 2008. Your representative, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi voted right and helped make that happen.

This was a very hard vote for members of Congress. But Rep. Pelosi supported Speaker Pelosi in her strategy to wind down this war. Can you write her a quick note to say ‘thanks’ for bringing us one step closer and to keep up the fight until all our troops are home?

Look at the second paragraph: This was a very hard vote for members of Congress. But Rep. Pelosi supported Speaker Pelosi in her strategy to wind down this war.

No, there’s only one Pelosi in Congress. It’s just MoveOn’s software that’s a little overzealous. People in Pelosi’s congressional district should have received a differently-worded letter, or none at all.

One Response to MoveOn’s mail merge could use a little help

  1. saforrest says:

    Hmm, that’s hilarious.

    For extra points, I wonder if Nancy Pelosi is herself a MoveOn member. Imagine that email: an email to herself to ackonowledge that she had supported herself in her strategy.

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