We’ve heard of some crazy web concepts, but “Drunk Dial Congress” is one of the more ridiculous …
Seriously … who gets hammered and says to themselves “gee, I’d love to talk politics to somebody right about now.”
Nonetheless, DrunkDialCongress.org – a project of the left-leaning Revolution Messaging firm – kicked off this week in response to the so-called “shutdown” of the federal government (which it turns out didn’t shut very much down at all).
“Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them,” the site proclaims. “Whether you are a furloughed worker, being forced to work for free or just fed up at Capitol Hill – call and yell at a random member of Congress.”
Users who type their phone number into the site are greeted by slurred voice.
“Is this government shutdown making you want to drink?” it asks “When I drink I like to tell people what’s on my mind.”
When the recording ends, they are connected to a random Congressional office (Revolution insists it is forwarding calls to Democrats as well as Republicans).
So are an estimated 1,000 calls have been made. No word yet if any have gone to South Dakota hottie Kristi Noem, although one can always hope.