I see DPF has posted about the petition that's being run to try and ask for a constitutional revolution in New Zealand, by asking the governor general to not-sign the validating legislation:
Obviously I don't support this petition. However, someone has added my name to it, using my Gmail address for this blog as the contact details. So of course the petition site emailed me confimation.
I sent them back the following:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Just Left - Jordan Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Oct 19, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: FW: Signature Confirmation - No Royal Assent to Electoral Act Violations - 3038 - nzgg
This is a malicious attepmt to connect my name to a petition which I
definitely do not support. Please delete my name immediately.
I suggest that if the authors have done this to me then they are likely to
have done it to others. I suggest this is an abuse of your processes and
that you should consider cancelling the petition immediately.
From: PetitionOnline [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 October 2006 8:45 p.m.
To: Jordan Carter
Subject: Signature Confirmation - No Royal Assent to Electoral Act
Violations - 3038 - nzgg
Dear Jordan Carter,
This email message is sent to you from PetitionOnline.com to confirm your
signature as "Jordan Carter" on the online petition:
"No Royal Assent to Electoral Act Violations"
hosted on the web by our free online petition service, at:
Your signature on the petition is already complete, and there is no need to
reply to this message.
Your signature number for this petition is 3038.
The petition has come from Blair Mulholland, who is as far as I know a disaffected ACT Supporter. While I don't doubt that there are many genuine people who believe the right wing lies about the validating legislation and are very angry about it, it seems to me a bit pathetic to start cheating in trying to share the anger around.
These sorts of dirty tricks are only going to accelerate, I suppose, as the angry right continues to go mental over losing the election.