Friday, November 11, 2005

The New Marketing Message.


Veterans Day, on which we commemorate the honor and sacrifice of our fathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, grandfathers and great-uncles; a day set aside to ponder the waste and uselessness of bloody conflict, and the inherent cruelties committed by man against man; a day formally proclaimed a federal holiday in only 1954 by one of the greatest heroes of our Republic, Dwight D. Eisenhower, is now used to deliver a new, disgusting, marketing message for a miserably failed president in a cynical act of desperation.
    "It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how the war began,'' Bush said in a Veterans Day speech today to military families at Tobyhanna Army Depot near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ``More than 100 Democrats in the House and Senate who had access to the same intelligence voted to remove Saddam Hussein from power,'' the president said."
It's all there. Change the message again. Demonize the Democrats. Lie about what they actually voted on.

When does this freak show end?

2 comments:

Chloe said...

If it means anything... I heard, from someone who attended the Veterans Day speech, that he was surprised at how few Tobyhanna Army Depot employees actually attended, and that there were a lot of empty seats at the gathering.
(I live about 20 miles from Tobyhanna, PA.)

HRC said...

That's what I suspected from the few, close shots in the press, with the soldiers sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the background.

When he campaigned in 2000 it was not uncommon for Bush to fill less than half the venue. The handlers would close everyone up tight before the event, then the press was kept from shooting the wide open spaces.

Since 2000, the handlers have gotten much more aggressive with the media. Look at the closed events during the last campaign.

Thanks for the comments.