bush campaign and 9/11

There’s some controversy brewing over the Bush campaign’s usage of footage from 9/11 in advertisements after promising they would not try to exploit the events of that day for political gain. I think someone like MoveOn should use the footage too. And here are two unsubtle ideas for what the ads should look like:

Advertisement 1: First, we see a slow motion montage of Bush speaking in various public venues and state of the union addresses while a voiceover intones, “President Bush wants us to believe that America is safer because he’s in the White House.” Second, we see slow motion footage of the Twin Towers collapsing. Voiceover: “Oh, really?” Fade to black.

Advertisement 2: First, we see a slow motion montage of Bush at his ranch, Bush fishing, Bush playing horseshoes, etc. Voiceover: “President Bush took a record number of vacation days during his first year in office.” Second, we see slow motion footage of the Twin Towers collapsing. Voiceover: “Let’s put someone in the White House who’s willing to show up for work when they’re supposed to.” Fade to black.

What ideas do you have for advertisements?

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