GOP COST CONTAINMENT….The Republican Party has decided to save money by outsourcing their fundraising to low-cost overseas workers:

This is the first time such a project has been handed out to a company outside the US. The market research and public relations companies engaged by the party usually undertake such projects.

HCL eServe has put in place a team of 75 people to work on the project out of its call centres in Noida and Gurgaon [a few miles outside New Delhi]. According to industry sources, the number of seats could be ramped up depending on the success of the campaign. These operators are required to call up people in the US seeking their support for President George W Bush and a donation for the Republican cause.

I know that conservatives are opposed to the minimum wage and all, but you’d think they could see their way clear to keeping these jobs in the hands of loyal American Republicans, what with that $150 million they’re planning to raise for a primary race with no opponents.

Why does the Republican Party hate America so?

UPDATE: Ah, hell, this story is from last January. I’d still like to know why they’re doing this, though.

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