Andrew Breitbart posted a voicemail left by the representative on a lobbyists line in its entirety.
So, the campaign for Norton made this statement, published on the campaign's website:
The conservative blogger, Andrew Breitbart, best known for his misinformation concerning Shirley Sherrod, is trying to mislead again. He is circulating a voice mail of a standard request made by candidates to potential donors who do not know the candidates or their work. Norton, therefore, identified herself as a subcommittee chair and the kind of work she has done in subcommittee. Norton is a longtime supporter of public financing of campaigns, but barring that, candidates from all parties regularly raise funds in calls by first identifying who they are and what they have done. The call was made from campaign headquarters. Her request fully complied with legal and ethical requirements.
So, listening to the woman speak, in her own voice and words, without editorial comment or adjustment, is "misleading".
If that is true, it would be far more accurate to say that "Anything spoken by Eleanor Holmes Norton is misleading".
Regardless, the absurdity of claiming that playing a recording you made to someone asking for money is "misleading" is the precise nonsense that has prompted the fed up citizens of the US to form TEA Party responses to the sheer lunacy of Washington DC.
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