Over on our Lights & Sirens blog, Ian Demsky has this gem:
Came across this interesting tidbit among my prison mail today.
A McNeil Island inmate writes:
Tonight we roared when Obama sent my $5 donation back saying, “We accept no money from prisoners!”
Update: After a commenter said he suspected the story might be a hoax, we contacted a spokesman with the local Obama campaign and asked whether they accepted donations from inmates.
After that e-mail last Wednesday, spokesman Joshua Field said he’d look into it. By Friday afternoon we still hadn’t received an answer and e-mailed him again. It’s now Monday afternoon and we’re still waiting.