Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Outsourcing Bush...

Bush campaign ran from Noida call centre
The political split in the US over outsourcing notwithstanding, till very recently the fund-raising and vote-seeking campaign for the Republican Party was done partly out of India. [...]

The mandate for the teams was to mobilise support for President George W. Bush and solicit political contributions ranging between $5 and $3,000 from lakhs of registered Republican voters. The voters� database was provided by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the party�s premier political organisation. [...]

But the million-dollar question is why was the contract called off? Insiders say the growing resentment in the US audiences against outsourcing to India and strong reactions from Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry were at the root of capping the contract. The anti-outsourcing lobby within the Republicans also had a hand in ending the contract, insiders divulged.
It looks as if the RNC isn't sorry about stealing work from American telemarketers. It appears that they are only sorry they got caught doing it.

Come November, I won't feel sorry in the least about taking work from Bush and his handlers.