Have you been following the story of the trademark dispute between Green Shift and the Liberal party?
Kady has a good rundown here.
I've been watching this since this BT posted that he'd been in touch with Green Shift. When I first read this in his post:
A Google search this afternoon for “green shift” brought me to a webpage that represents a private company called, you guessed it - Green Shift. Somewhat surprised at what seemed to be a partnership between the company and the federal Liberal Party, I decided to call them up to inquire.
...I laughed out loud. Reading the Green Shift website it's pretty obvious that there is no connection the Liberal party or plan. It occurred to me then that he was likely more interested in stirring up trouble than anything else. Sure enough, with the contact details posted at the bottom of the post, there were few other conclusions to draw.
As the story moved along, it appeared that the owner of Green Shift, was receiving a flood of e-mails expressing outrage that she would align herself with the Liberal party.
Who in there right mind looking at that site would draw such a conclusion? It's ridiculous and completely illogical, unless of course you want to make the link in an effort to 'swiftboat' the Lib's again.
The woman who owns Green Shift informed me today that she received approximately 5000 angry e-mails. Interestingly enough, on the Monday that A Step To The Right posted the contact information, his site had 4558 hits. That may or may not mean much, but when you consider that in the preceding 6 days he received 832 hits. In fact if you look at the month, that one day is quite the anomaly.
Does this prove anything? Not really but it's more than passing strange if you ask me.
To top it all off, suddenly hordes of BT's are running to the defense of the owner of Green Shift. If you let that sink in for a minute, it's pretty funny considering their usual talking points about anything environmental. They are offering comfort and are simply outraged! Are they outraged by the people who are spamming her site? Of course not. They are outraged at those terrible Lib's who are ruining this woman's business.
It certainly would be interesting to trace those 5000 e-mails don't you think?