BY BUDDY NEVINS
Robocalls are at it again.
The calls hit Broward on Wednesday inviting telephone owners to a Broward Sheriff’s Office community event on Saturday at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors.
Featuring Sheriff Al Lamberti’s voice, the calls weren’t strictly political and didn’t mention the upcoming election.
But the fact that the calls originated from a phone of the Democratic Executive Committee and publicized an event for a Republican sheriff makes this a dirty trick.
Was this Lamberti?
Or could this be a weird dirty trick worthy of a spy novel, where it looks like Lamberti is responsible but it is really being done by Democrat Scott Israel to smear the incumbent sheriff? If you think that’s implausible, tell the callers to Browardbeat.com who insisted that is how the robo call went down.
“That’s ridiculous. How would we ever get Al Lamberti’s voice to use and why would we publicize one more of his shameless self-promotions?” said Amy Rose, Israel’s campaign manager.
Whoever was responsible, the calls disrupted preparations for the election at Democratic headquarters for hours on Wednesday.
“It was not from us,” Ceasar said. “It was obviously a dirty trick. I don’t know who was behind, but its real slime. Welcome to politics in South Florida.”
Either somebody illegally grabbed control of the Democrat’s number or a dirty trickster infiltrated the party organization and used the phone without permission.
Whatever happened, it wasn’t kosher.
The call is here.
Below is the caller ID, which a reader sent in and which I also received at my home.