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November 5, 2006
Making The Right Calls

I just finished making the calls for the Get On The Phone effort by the Republican Party. When my sister came into town this weekend, I had to juggle the schedule around -- I originally planned to make my calls on Saturday, but that didn't work out.

Now, I have made my living in call centers for almost twenty years, but making these calls makes me a little more nervous than normal. That's been true every time I've volunteered, but every time I've always been glad I did. I get to talk with nice people and let them know we're counting on them, and they almost always react positively.

Tonight was no exception. The GOP assigned me a district in Missouri, where Jim Talent is fighting off a challenge from state auditor Claire McCaskill. All that I needed to do was to remind people that the election was on Tuesday, and the hours of operation for the polls. If no one was home, I left a message, and if the phone number was incorrect, I just talked to whomever answered.

The entire exercise took about 30 minutes, and then I was back visiting with my sister; right now, we're watching Thank You For Smoking and having dinner. It hardly puts a dent into your schedule at all, and it gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to the effort to keep Congress under Republican management. Click here to sign up for your own list to call.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 5, 2006 6:14 PM

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