Though I wouldn’t be shocked to learn there’s some evil shit being perpetrated by both sides, the anti-Kerry intiative below is particularly mindblowing. Can you imagine the kind of havoc Karl Rove could wreak in a hotly contested student council race?

The phone messages – known as robo calls – were placed in heavily Democratic cities of Detroit, Flint and Pontiac and the Democratic-leaning city of Grand Rapids.

œWhen you vote this Tuesday, remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry, the call said. œIt™s what we all want. It™s a basic Democratic principle.

The phone calls were made in communities with large populations of African Americans, many of whom vote Democratic, but who also have supported the passage of Michigan™s ballot Proposal 2, a ban on same sex marriage.