The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying a new angle to attack Florida’s Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is currently the big frontrunner for the open Senate seat in this big swing state — an attack that relies upon a political technology of yesteryear.
The DSCC has launched a joke 800 phone number, the “Charlie Crist’s Scheduling Office” Hotline, in which a satirical recording of a secretary tries to find him for you — only tell you he’s taken 62 weekdays off from work, meets with big donors, etc.
Check it out at 1-800-403-2195. It’s unclear whether something like this will actually be politically effective — but they do deserve some credit for at least being mildly entertaining.