Why Am I Not Surprised

Apparently, the US Congress continues its tradition of exempting itself from legislative restrictions: We Hate Spam, Congress Says (Except Ours)

Even as Congress was unanimously approving a law aimed at reducing the flow of junk e-mail, members were sending out hundreds of thousands of unsolicited messages to constituents.

The spasm of activity is aimed at attracting voluntary subscribers to the lawmakers’ e-mail lists, which would not be subject to House rules that normally impose a 90-day blackout before an election for taxpayer-supported Congressional mass communications.

Slashdot discussion: Congress Loves Spam — If It’s From Congress