Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ed Martin Misuses SaveAB Email List

There was some great journalism over a FiredUp several weeks ago following up on the AP story about how local wingnut hero Ed Martin misused and email list, and went against his word.

Martin, ever the opportunist, had created a website to "Save Anheuser-Busch" back when the reports first came out that InBev was looking to buy AB out. His group didn't do anything to stop the sale, but he sure did collect a lot of names. I'm sure a lot of the people who signed up did so because the website specifically stated that email addresses would be used, "only for this purpose and not for any other purpose."

But Martin went against the promise of the website he created and sent out a message to over 40,000 people on the list directing them to his congressional campaign website. Given Martin's past record, this kind of behavior is hardly surprising, but it is funny to see just how serious tea party members are about their "ethics."


  1. You equate and condemn ALL "tea party members" based upon this one person's behavior. Pretty prejudicial for a "change we can believe in" kind of guy.

  2. That's a fair point. What I meant was "tea party leaders" rather than "tea party members."

    However, in an amazing unintentional display of irony, you have labeled me a "change we can believe in kind of guy" without knowing anything about me. I guess we all should be more careful about generalizations.

  3. I am part of the tea party movement and I won't be backing Martin. He is cut from the same cloth as the rest of the RINO GOP and is quick to follow orders from party leaders.

    I'll be supporting John Wayne Tucker in the Primary.