One Way to Deal with Spam

Here is something you don’t see often: a Democratic operative criticizing a Democratic U.S. Senantor’s ethics.

A reader passed on this email from an Chris Cullen, who, according to this article, works with the New York State Senate Democrats. The email was a response to an invitation he got to “a low-dollar young professional event for Senator Menendez, NJ” in Manhattan next week.

From: “Christopher P. Cullen”

Subject: Re: NJ Senate race – Last low-dollar event in NYC!

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 20:25:22 -0400

To: Eleni Delimpaltadaki

Mendez has ethical issues.

I emailed Cullen for a comment. Here’s what he wrote back:

it was just a bad joke in response to getting yet another unsolicited email for something I never signed up for…I should have simply replied with “Please remove me from this list,” but instead wrote something that I thought would be sure to get me removed from the list.

Mission accomplished.

UPDATE: Cullen emailed to remind me that he has sent out an apology for the ethics joke.

— Azi Paybarah

One Way to Deal with Spam