Saturday, May 22, 2004

Republican Party Moves to India
According to a new report, the Bush Administration has taken its strong support for outsourcing further than previously thought -- opting to move key political operations offshore. India's Hindustan Times reports that, during a 14 month period from 2002 to 2003 when the Republican Party was playing up patriotism, its fund-raising and vote-seeking campaign was performed in part by two call centers located in India1.

According to the report, the Republican National Committee shipped the India operation its voter database for 125 local staff to use to 'solicit political contributions ranging between $5 and $3,000 from thousands of registered Republican voters.' While the contract for running the campaigns was originally awarded to Washington-based Capital Communications Group, 'for cost and efficiencies gains, the company outsourced the work to HCL Technologies that in turn sent it offshore.'
Okay, the title of the post is a little misleading but you can't blame a gal for indulging in a little wishful thinking can you?


Blogger Michael said...

CJ, that isn't wishful thinking, it's outright fantasy. First off, the Repugs would go absolutely apeshit at the idea of having to rub shoulders with so many poor people, and all of them brown to boot. Second and more importantly, I don't think India would let them in!

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