Sunday, August 15, 2004

Bush Campaign Achieves New Levels of Bizarreness

I saw the latest Bush television advertisement - the one where Laura winces in pain as Bush blunders through his committee-written lines - "I can't imagine the great agony of a mom or a dad having to make the decision about which child to pick up first on September 11th . . ."

Would someonw please tell me what in the hell he is talking about? Is he really saying that he is too emotionally and intellectually stupid to imagine having to help more than one child deal with a trauma? Or is he hypothesizing some parents having to recover multiple bodies from the coroner's office after 9/11? Or were there parents faced with the choice of only being able to carry one child down the steps of the WTC? What in the world is he talking about??

Of course, he isn't really talking about anything. He is simply delivering images - images devoid of meaning, context, or content. Bush wants to make us think of terrorism, moms and children in the same sentence, so that our inner buttons will be pushed to scare the American public.

Next ad, I'm betting he talks about "American values" while Dick Cheney rolls around on the White House lawn, frolicking with golden retriever puppies.


Blogger Michael Tedesco said...

How about an ad where you hear Bush saying, "terrorists... democracy... evil... family values... WMD... freedom" while showing every Olympic American gold medal winning moment since 1980.

8/16/2004 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm always surprised that such an old trick is still working so well. You think people should have sussed it by now.



8/17/2004 1:58 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Who says it's working? I still think he's going to get sent home after one term, just like his daddy.

8/17/2004 8:06 AM  

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