Thursday, March 04, 2004

I'm watching Crossfire. They're discussing political advertising in the presidential election. Now, I live in a battleground state so I've seen Bush's ad. It contains images of 9/11, including firefighters carrying someone's remains out of the wreckage in a flag draped coffin. First let me say how disgusting it is that the Bush campaign would use an image of someone's remains in a political ad. Second let me say that it's funny how he'll approve of showing a flag draped coffin from the WTC attacks in his reelection ads, but he won't allow any images of the flag draped coffins comming back from Iraq. Now, as I was saying, I'm watching crossfire as they discuss this issue, and the guy from the Bush/Cheney campaign can't defend the image. He's dancing around it, and going so low as to refer to the people who are offended as union members and special interest groups-Let's hear some quotes from some of these so called special interests shall we?-

Bush's Ad Rates A Zero

"It's a slap in the face of the murders of 3,000 people," said Monica Gabrielle, whose husband died in the twin tower attacks. "It is unconscionable."

"It's as sick as people who stole things out of the place. The image of firefighters at Ground Zero should not be used for this stuff, for politics,"-NYC Firefighter Tommy Fee

Mindy Kleinberg said she was offended because the White House has not cooperated fully with the commission and because of the sight of remains being lifted out of Ground Zero in one of the spots.

"How heinous is that?" Kleinberg asked. "That's somebody's [loved one]."

How heinous indeed.

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