Putting WND’s “Pink Slip” Effort Into Perspective

For the last several week, Janet Porter and Joseph Farah have been urging activists to spend $30 to send members of Congress a “pink slip” warning them that if they vote to support “government health care, cap and trade, ‘hate crimes,’ or any more spending” they’ll be voted out of office in their next election.

They’ve recently been highlighting their “success” in all sorts of ways … some more realistic than others:

If you stacked the 7.8 million pink slips Congress has received warning members away from support of the health-care bill, big spending, hate-crimes legislation and energy taxes, the pile would tower over the tallest buildings in the world.

Laying them end to end would result in a trail that would stretch across two-thirds of the United States from East to West.

And there’s no sign the “Send Congress a Pink Slip” campaign is tailing off after two months.

In fact, says Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, who organized the campaign with WND columnist Janet Porter, it seems to be picking up since a half-dozen members of Congress held a press conference last week to announce their support of the effort – an event that was covered widely by television and print reporters.

Farah said over the weekend the total of pink slips sent to Congress has reached 7.8 million.

Now, 7.8 million pink slips sounds like a lot, but remember that one order through WND sends 535 individual pink slips to Congress.

As such, the 7.8 million individual pink slips represent less than 15,000 individual people.

15,000 people is not insignificant … but it certainly isn’t enough to toss too many members out of Congress for ignoring the campaign’s demands.