If it had been pot proponents who had mistakenly scheduled campaign robocalls for 4 a.m. instead of 4 p.m., we’d have no shortage of quips about weed’s harmful effects on short-term memory, decision making and perception of time.
Alas, it was opponents of Amendment 2, presumably stone-cold sober, who scheduled the calls that bombarded Florida voters before dawn Sunday.
“Our sincerest apologies to those voters who inadvertently received a recorded call during the early morning hours on Sunday,” Drug Free Florida Partnership said on its Facebook page. “It was not our intention to have those calls made at that hour. These calls were supposed to be made starting in the early PM and were mistakenly sent in the early AM. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.”
Voters who received the mistimed calls unloaded on the group’s Facebook page.
“These idiots called my house at 4:10 this morning!” wrote Heather Holley of DeFuniak Springs. “Not only is that a sure fire way to tick me off thanks to the fears a phone ringing at that hour always brings, but the message was full of of BS. I get that people, mostly ones that fail to educate themselves, have irrational fears about marijuana, but at least know what you are talking about when you open your mouth. The message had absolutely nothing to do with medical marijuana being on the ballot, and everything to do with fear mongering.”
Wrote another: “Mine was at 3am, what dimwits must be running this campaign.”