Stephen King Uses Creepiness to Promote MoveOn Functions
We opened our email this morning and found a letter from Stephen King entitled "I Know Scary." We thought, yes, that is true. And then we read on:
Dear MoveOn member,
If I know anything, I know scary. And giving this president and this out-of-control Congress two more years to screw up our future is downright terrifying. Thankfully, this national nightmare is one we can end with--literally--a wake up call.
My friends at MoveOn.org Political Action are organizing a big round of national phone parties this weekend before Halloween, Oct. 28th & 29th. We'll be calling progressive folks in key districts who may not turn out unless they get a friendly reminder or two.
And since it's almost Halloween, we'll celebrate with an optional costume contest, some pumpkin carving (I'll be making a Jack-Abramoff-O'-Lantern) and--of course--plenty of candy.
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
The letter bemused us. It's really only interesting for the following reasons:
- There's a mildly disturbing Stephen King photo alongside it
- Stephen King makes shitty pumpkin jokes
- Stephen King is inherently creepy
But if MoveOn wanted to get mileage with a Halloween promotion, they certainly chose a good poster boy. - Contributed by Angela Natividad