Bussflash is where I found this, but the original report is in the Hindustan Times. It is so stunning as to make me speechless, which is evidenly what it has made the American Press. Here's an excerpt:
The political split in the US over outsourcing notwithstanding, till very recently the fund-raising and vote-seeking campaign for the Republican Party was done partly out of India. And this was handled by two call centres located in our own friendly neighbourhood in Noida and Gurgaon.
For 14 months between May 16, 2002 and July 22, 2003, HCL BPO Services — the 100 per cent-owned subsidiary of Shiv Nadar-promoted HCL Technologies — had some 125 agents working in seven teams soliciting financial contributions for the Republican Party. US presidential elections are slated for November 2004.
This story is like a straight line from heaven. What in the world would the late night talk shows do with it?
This is just too easy with these numbnuts! Perhaps we can all enjoy this from www.thespoof.com