P.S., anyone got a link to the ads. I would like to see them for myself if possible.
Small image on this page. I thought I saw a stream earlier (Real Media though, ack) so if I spot it again I'll post it.
The Republican convention will be held in New York. It's being held later in the year than any other GOP convention ever: early September. This flag-waving could get really, really ugly if the Bush team decides to make full use of that city in that time of year . . .
Tasteless and disgusting, but that's the name of the game on both sides. I hate to say it, but I bet a democrat would pull the same crap given half the chance. What's really pissing people off is that he's using the image of firefighters while playing with their union and pensions, I believe.
I hope he doesn't make a "pilgrimage" to the WTC site while there, taking a choice photo-op with head bowed and brows furrowed in sorrow. Bleh.
They are getting whipped good over this it seems. When I woke up this morning and turned on the morning news this was the lead story.
It just boggles my mind how the Bush people thought they could get away with this after two years of Bush spitting in the face of fire fighters and clearly doing just about everything wrong on september eleventh itself.
What specifically did Bush do wrong on Sept. 11, 2001, Dross? If you're referring to the way he managed to turn world wide sympathy and pledges of help into unilateral miltary action, I'll buy that, but that came later.
Maybe you can clairify, please?
On the topic, I saw the commercial last night. It snuck up on me before I could run away (woohoo battleground state). I'm not so much against using WTC imagery, as has been said, any president would have done it.
But I am against the idea that somehow the U.S. will be better off if we have 'faith' and 'families'; there was another f-word used, but I can't remember. I don't necessarily mean the religious kind of faith, though I'm sure that was the intent of the message. I mean, c'mon! We're supposed to think things will be OK in the U.S. if we just believe? That's how you fly in Never-Never Land, not how you shape a country.