Sign a Petition to Clinton and McCain at GasTaxScam.com

Man, those Nigerian spammers are getting better every day. Here is a curious piece of e-mail that landed in the Streetsblog inbox today. If you click the link at the bottom of the e-mail and visit this web site GasTaxScam.com, you’ll find an open letter to Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain that you can sign on to.

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CONFIDENTIAL/URGENT POLITICAL PROPOSAL

Dear Sir

First we must solicit your confidence in this issue. This is by virtue as being
utterly confidential and "top secret".

We are SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, the wife of the former United States head of
state, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, and also SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, friend and
associate of current head of state PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. We got your contact
through business inquiries as we were searching for contacts of a citizen who
can help save our and our family’s political careers since our country has been
frustrating us.

We are top officials of the United States Senate Government who are interested
in importation of oil into our country with funds that are presently trapped in
the FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND dedicated to improving transportation. We
wish to send this money to overseas accounts in the MIDDLE EAST but cannot due
to restrictions in Congress Transportation Equity Act requiring that this money
must be spent to build roads, bridges and high speed trains.

If you accept we will deliver to your a sum of 30 DOLLARS in the summer 2008 in
form of a "GAS TAX HOLIDAY". You will then deliver this money to accounts of
our friends in Middle East by taking it to your nearby gasoline station where
they have information to forward the money. Please supply your bank account,
social security number, address and your vote in DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES AND
NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

But bear in mind that this transaction requires absolute confidentiality. Do
not visit WWW.GASTAXSCAM.COM
where there is information about dangers of our
proposal and a petition to stop us from this diversion of funds.

PLEASE NOTIFY US URGENTLY OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PROPOSAL

Awaiting your rapid response

Yours truly

SENATORS HILLARY CLINTON AND JOHN MCCAIN

  • Slopion

    This is a challenging and highly refined piece of satire that will only be understood by people of high levels of reading comprehension, who likely will already be opposed to the gas-tax holiday. It should be retracted and replaced by a direct, strident and earnest call for action.

    Irony is the enemy of social justice!

  • Slopion,

    The direct, non-ironic open letter to Clinton and McCain can be found right here:

    http://www.gastaxscam.com/letter.html

    Send it around.

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