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Unity08 Deletes Safe Money Pledge Rather Than Respond to It

Four days ago, after waiting eight weeks for a written response from Unity08 staffers Anya T. Harris and Shane Kinkennon, I publicly posted a pledge to the Unity08 message boards and asked Unity08 to agree to it. It’s a simple pledge for those who are really engineering a movement for their country’s sake, and not engineering a movement for their own sake. The pledge is called the Safe Money Pledge, and it goes like this:


We pledge that no Unity08 corporate leader, member of the Unity08 Founders’ Council, or member of the Unity08 Rules Committee will pursue or accept payment or other compensation for any work in the campaign of a Unity08 nominee, or for work in the administration of a Unity08 White House.

A very simple pledge, and if those members of the Unity08 corporate leadership and associated councils were really doing their bit for the best of the country, they’d have no problem agreeing to it.

If, on the other hand, Unity08 staffers and council members were interested either in a vault to personal political power, or in their “fair” share of the hundreds of millions of dollars in consulting contracts handed out during a presidential campaign, they wouldn’t want to touch the Safe Money Pledge with a ten foot pole. And that, by the way, would be a pretty good indication that your money wouldn’t be safe with them.

As of today, if you try to follow a link to the Safe Money Pledge on the web site, you will only find a page that reads “Not Found.” That’s because Unity08 deleted my post rather than respond to it.

On, you can find a wide variety of posts calling for white nativist supremacy, christian theocracy, deportation of American babies, and all sorts of other wild-eyed policy positions.

But when I ask Unity08 staffers and council members to commit to not using Unity08 as a vehicle for their personal amibitions, they delete the request.

I can’t look into the minds of Unity08 staffers and council members to see their intentions. You’ll have to ask them why they deleted the Safe Money Pledge. And if they won’t answer you, you’ll have to figure it out for yourself.

One thought on “Unity08 Deletes Safe Money Pledge Rather Than Respond to It”

  1. Anonymous says:

    HO, HO, HO, HA, HA Surprise, surprise, surprise, and shock and awe. Of course now that it’s not there any more, (and I think I still saw it as late as yesterday) you won’t be able to refer to it anymore and keep asking them all those pesky questions about it, right?

    Oh, but wait, Virginia, maybe it was deleted by accident and they’re really trustworthy people after all? I wonder how you could check on that.

    On other U08 fronts, the April 16 group converged on DC and was shown the top of the mountain as well as the promised land on the other side, and they’re now on their way back to their respective websites. I wonder if they got to see that shared office in the Watergate Hotel complex, or maybe that gigantic P.O. box where so many of the donors live?

    Oh, and Waterston is scheduled to speak on April 25.
    They do need something to perk up their dwindling recruitment figures. Wouldn’t it be interesting to do daily counts of their new signups just to see the effect of the latest Waterston promo, when it peaks and how long it lasts?

    Oh and have you noticed that whenever someone makes some challenge with that U08 person whose initials are MT, you know who I’m talking about, (the guy with the second chin that proves his position in the Republican food chain next to the hors d’oeuvres table), the embarrassing stuff gets deleted from whatever website after the guy googles his name? When Ralph nyah-nyahed him about the two year old Iraqi battle still being plagiarized on the GOP official website, the cut and paste form letter got revised. I totally like it better the old way. Now the clean money pledge has been dropped after being posted on the thread everyone knew this same guy was reading. This guy is a Republican internet guru who has the power to delete embarrassing stuff from all manner of Republican websites and you guys are making his job way too easy. I’m sure that’s part of your fun, but think about it.

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