Tuesday, October 19, 2004

It's Hard Work

The Progress for America Voter Fund has a new, pro-Bush television ad coming out, which tells the story of 16-year-old Ashley Faulkner, who lost her mother on September 11, 2001, and "closed up emotionally".
Bush employed the healing power of a Presidential hug, and, like Jesus, brought tears to the girl's eyes. Or something like that.
Another member of the Boring Diatribe staff, our man Reductio, praised the group for producing an ad that, for a change of pace, didn't employ lies and fear-mongering to get its point across, and I have to agree. Credit where credit's due. On the other hand, I can suggest a change in the voice-over narration:
"On September 11, 2001, Ashley Faulkner's mother was killed by terrorists on President Bush's watch. Even though the president had received detailed briefings on the intentions of terrorists to attack within the US, instead of responding to the warnings, he chose to keep cutting brush on his Texas ranch. Now the president has involved America in a war of choice in Iraq, where more American parents are dying every day. Mr. President, clear your schedule. You have a lot of grieving children to hug."

Thanks to the Good Doctor of snoringyak for the link.


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