…. I shoulda known better

By | June 27, 2004

I should probably know better than to follow a link to, but I wasn’t really thinking, and I wanted to see the new Bush ad that intersperses images of Hitler with Kerry and Gore. What I found was a rather silly entry equating Bush’s ad with’s infamous Hitler ad. Which is a rather silly equation to make: there’s a big difference between an independent entity using Hitler for political gain and the campaign of the current president of the United States using Hitler for political gain. However, this difference seemed to be completely lost on the Bush’s bloggers.

Anyway, here’s what I posted in their comment section:

Just as it’s okay for to post videos comparing Bush to Hitler, but it’s “disgusting” for the Bush campaign to point them out as examples of how disgusting the tone of liberals this campaign season has been.

Isn’t there a slight difference between an outside entity that supports one campaign doing something and the campaign doing something?

If Fox News had created the ad, there would not be the backlash that we are seeing. But this appears to come directly from the Bush campaign. That is a very, very different animal.

Not that it really matters one way or the other to me. As far as I can tell, both of these incidents fall under Free Speech. People are free to do and say what they will, as are campaigns. I cannot wait for this election to come and go. It’s only June and the campaign has already gotten dirtier than any other in recent history. I mean, how much lower can one go than bringing Hitler into the conversation? I’m afraid to see how the Kerry camp will respond.

For my money, December can’t get here fast enough.

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