>> Thursday, February 14, 2008
I think it's a bit telling to see what politicians do with your private information when you donate money to them. Here's a quick cut-n-paste from their websites and -- Hey, look at that! Ron Paul is the only one who says, "NO SHARING"
Barack Obama: It is our general policy not to make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, and agents. We may also make personal information available to organizations with similar political viewpoints and objectives, in furtherance of our own political objectives.
Ron Paul: Do you use the information that you collect for any other reason? No. We collect the information to comply with FEC regulations, but do not sell or otherwise distribute any piece of information about any of our donors.
Hillary Clinton: On occasion, we may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
John McCain: We may share information -- that you voluntarily provide us -- with like-minded organizations committed to the principles or candidates of the Republican party, Republican State Party organizations, local Republican groups and like-minded organizations.
Here's a Reddit discussion about this, spawned by the fact that Hillary's campaign was busted for selling information. http://reddit.com/info/68o6i/comments/