Thursday, March 04, 2004

First Bush Ads Drawing Flak

"It's unconscionable ... a slap in the face," said the widow of a man who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, commenting on the first run of George Bush's tv-ad campaign, which both shows and mentions prominently the after-effects of the terror strike as a reason for reelecting him. (AP story about the reactions here)

"It's as sick as people who stole things out of the place," said Firefighter Tommy Fee of Queens Rescue Squad 270. "The image of firefighters at ground zero should not be used for this stuff, for politics."

And if you think that brief clips of the collapsed World Trade Center used for political gain is distasteful, just wait for the Republican National Convention in New York the week of the third anniversary of the disaster, when El Presidente and his minions intend to shake that bloody flag for all it's worth.

'Course, they're gonna have to contend with an estimated million protestors who DON'T think George W. is "the most moral president we've ever had" and who will likely present some logistical problems for being rounded up and herded into "free-speech zones," unless Karl Rove is leasing, like, NEW JERSEY as a holding pen. He's certainly got the money to do it.

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