Bush != Hitler

Citizen Smash is slamming the latest Bush Ad for using the “Bush is Hitler” stuff from Moveon.com.

At my first look, I didn’t agree. They clearly marked all of the moveon stuff. I don’t think there is any question of the source. I did come around, though, to the idea that it was improper. I’m all for tarring someone with his own words. Moveon, however, has since disavowed these ads, and whether I believe them or not (I don’t) I feel that honor says that you have to afford them that denial.

At any rate, this isn’t a productive ad. It is off message. It is the same sort of aginning that has been dragging the LP down for years (and look at how well they poll!) I think that the ad needs to come down, and an apology should be issued. Even if it is a backhanded “we’re sorry we told everyone what you are saying” apology. I don’t agree that what they did was wrong — but I agree that they shouldn’t have done it.

I did notice that there was a lack of the “I’m George Bush, and I approved this message” line on this ad. I think that is telling, and if they aren’t going to put that on the ad, they shouldn’t put it on the website to start with.

For those of you that don’t know, aginning is when your answer to any question is “I’m agin’it.”

One Comment

  1. The Sicilian says:

    Seeing how Bush didn’t endorse this, I see no reason why it should be there. I agree with you. It should not have done.