Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shocking Lack of Ethics in Politics

This story involves a shocking violation of any conceivable ethical standard.  But it involves politics, not business. Once again, if these are the people who make laws, then what hope do we have that they would give a hoot about using law to mandate ethical conduct.

Apparently, Republicans in Florida have made a website that looks like a site for Democratic Congressional candidate Alex Sink.  However, when you click on the button to donate, you are actually pledging money to her opponent.

As reported by The Cloakroom:

The Tampa Bay Times interviews one donor who thought he was giving to Alex Sink's (D) congressional campaign. It even used the same blue and green color scheme as the candidate's official website.
Said the donor: "It looked legitimate and had a smiling face of Sink and all the trappings of a legitimate site."
But he didn't see the small print, which said, "Make a contribution today to help defeat Alex Sink and candidates like her." 

See candidate Sink's actual website, here.  Read The Daily Kos report and see images from the fake site here.  See NRCC website  to defeat Sink here.

Image from Alex Sink's site:

Image from NRCC site:

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