Friday, September 08, 2006
Courtesy of our distinguished colleague SpinDentist at the All Spin Zone, a news item that explains why Joe Lieberman is staying in the Senate race, and why support for President Bush and his policies never seems to fall too far past the mid-thirties:
The owner of DataUSA Inc., a company that conducted political polls for the campaigns of President Bush, Sen. Joe Lieberman and other candidates, pleaded guilty to fraud for making up survey and poll results.Friday Republicanblogging:
Tracy Costin pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Costin, 46, faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced Nov. 30 . . . .
According to a federal indictment, Costin told employees to alter poll data, and managers at the company told employees to "talk to cats and dogs" when instructing them to fabricate the surveys.