Friday, February 24, 2006

Open secrets

For anyone who might have lingering doubts about whether John McCain is just another greasy opportunist who is willing to sell his soul to the highest bidder, this should convince you it's true.

This is good news for the almost 500 prisoners at Gitmo, some of whom have been held for almost four years without being charged. "A federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been imprisoned there." It's about time. I'll bet some of their families have been wondering all this time whether they're dead.

This seems to me to be a far better answer to the industry's concerns about technology that allows ad skipping. Instead of trying to make the technology illegal and pissing off consumers, KFC is exploiting it by planting a clue that is only visibile when the ad is run in slowmo. The prize is a coupon for a free sandwich, not enough to get me to watch the commericial but then I don't have a TIVO anyway. Nonetheless, one would bet it will be a winning strategy. People love free stuff.

And remember Total Information Awareness? Anyone who says that program was disbanded a couple of years ago is a liar.
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Blogger mikevotes said...

Yeah, I blogged McCain's shift too under the title "Sellout McCain." I didn't write it nearly as well as that post, but he's selling his soul.

Course it's not the first time. Remember he was one of the Keating Five before he was a "reformer."


7:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

The guy is pathetic. He could be the poster boy for corrupt career politicians.

1:56:00 PM  

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