Sharron Angle: Quote Me and I’ll Sue
Nevada Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle continues to amuse, as she sends an absurd cease-and-desist letter to the Harry Reid campaign for reposting the original version of Angle’s newly sanitized website.
Sharron Angle has resorted to an unusual maneuver to counter Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attacks on her past quotes and positions, the Reid campaign has announced: A cease-and-desist letter, demanding that Reid no longer republish Angle’s previous campaign website.
The short version of the story is as follows: After the former state Rep won Nevada’s Republican Senate primary, Angle’s campaign took down most of its website, and later replaced it with a relaunched version that in some ways toned down her right-wing rhetoric. But Internet pages are rarely ever forgotten — the Reid campaign saved the old version, and put up a website called “The Real Sharron Angle,” reproducing the old content.
Then, they say, the Angle campaign sent them a cease-and-desist letter, claiming misuse of copyrighted materials in the reposting of the old website — which was, of course, being posted for the purposes of ridiculing Angle.