Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boca Grande Strikes Again

For pure entertainment value, I recommend taking a look at the slideshow that goes with this story (the highlights are in an embedded slideshow in the left column).  It's a Republican Party PowerPoint document on how to improve fundraising.  It turned up on after a hard copy was left behind at a $2,500-a-head retreat at the sounds-like-something-from-a-satirical-novel Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande, Florida (!!!).

My top 7 favorite things from this document:
  • "Putting the Fun Back in FUNdraising"
  • "Tchochkes!!!!!!!!!" (used twice on the same page)
  • "Peer to Peer PRESSURE!"
  • Two items under "Motivation to Give": "fear" and "reactionary"
  • Separated-at-birth-style side-by-side of Harry Reid and Scooby Doo
  • A guy from Brooklyn is co-chair of something called the "Young Eagles" (what will Colbert do with this?)
  • An upcoming event called the "Young Eagles Texas Bird Hunt", which I suspect is a euphemism for "Conservative bros havin' some beers, cruisin' for UT chicks on 6th Street in Austin"
[Update: I see that the Democrats have jumped right on this and are using the leaked slideshow as part of their own fundraising appeal.  Essentially: the other guys' fundraising is cynical and fear-based, therefore give us money.  This is why I avoid posting about politics.  It's a stinking, poisonous mire.]

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