Telemarketers of the world: unite!

The funniest part of this CNN article on the affadavit about improprieties between Senator Burris and the allegedly despicable and allegedly Napoleanic Illinois governor is that CNN called Blago’s house for a comment and “a woman answering the telephone at [his] home told CNN he was not available and hung up.”

Um, two things. One, get caller id. Or screen your calls with one of those newfangled answering machines. Or something, seriously, so you don’t have to answer the phone three hundred times a day just to get to the one call from grandma Sue wishing you Happy VD.

Two, the Blagojevich household is clearly an ideal target for all those of you who make your living calling us with surveys, telemarketing deals, and polls. Please call these people instead. They are answering their phones even though it’s freaking tapped by the FBI, so they’re clearly desperate to talk to someone in the outside world. They just can’t talk about federal indictments. So call them and offer them two for one on something, ask them their opinion about fuel economy, offer to send them the latest and greatest from Ronco, or call to ask whom they are voting for in 2012. Because this household is a telemarketer’s dream. I’ll betchya if you promise not to talk about the Senate or gross impropriety, they’ll talk to you for hours.

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CNN thinks it’s groovy to leave a job for another job, but not to parent.

So this article beatifies those who leave a lucrative career to follow their gut. The people profiled left jobs with great benefits for…other jobs.

There is no mention of the hundreds of thousands of women leaving really good jobs to make a difference in their children’s lives. Those, for instance, who leave simulating and lucrative careers in advertising to be more useful to society as the parent of a decent human being. Or the child-free idealists who leave corporate america to teach or be a voice for the voiceless.

Apparently, leaving because your gut tells you to raise your own kid or save the world doesn’t count as news. Way to show your priorities, Turner Corporate.