A shout out to the Folks at Blah Blah Blah
I had the immense fortune to have visited Don over at Blah3 shortly after moving in to Blogistan. He is incredibly active in the liberal part of town, helping found Take Back the Media as well as running his own site. He has recently completed renovations to his site, and while wandering through the posts there, I came across this gem:
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All Bush and Rove and their whole power-hungry junta had to do was nothing. Instead, they commandeered an aircraft carrier, had it turned around so Bush's TV crews (yes, the Bushies were shooting their own footage) could get a better angle, and used the carrier (at American taxpayer expense) as a free prop for the first campaign ad for 'Bush/Cheney '04 - They Did Their Job, Even If You Lost Yours.'
What they¹ve done is given the Democrats - IF THEY'VE GOT THE GUTS - a dynamite visual for a scorched earth ad campaign that puts Bush's non-service record back in play.
I've taken the liberty of writing a television spot (yes, I used to do this for a living, and have 11 CLIOS to prove it.)
SPOT #1 -- OPEN with black-and white slo-mo footage of Bush on the deck of the aircraft carrier, giving that fatuous 'thumbs-up.'
Anncr : 'Lucky thing George was a passenger when he landed on that carrier. You see, George lost his flight status back in his National Guard days when he wouldn't take a drug test. That was before he went AWOL.'
FREEZE ON GEORGE : ZOOM IN ON FACE : CHYRON 'AWOL' OVER FACE
Anncr : That's right, AWOL from his military duty in time of war. Seems to be a habit for George.
CUT TO IMAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT LINE
Anncr : He¹s AWOL in the fight for American jobs - his administration has lost over two million in four years, the most since the Hoover Administration.
CUT TO IMAGE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
Anncr : He's AWOL in the search for Osama bin Laden. Said he'd get him dead or alive, but then 'guess he just lost interest.'
CUT TO EMPTY FILE FOLDER MARKED '9-11 INVESTIGATION'
Anncr : just like he lost interest in investigating what really happened on 9-11. Starved the investigators of money, and then stonewalled them.
CUT TO 'LAZY E' ENRON LOGO
Anncr : And he's AWOL in the fight to demand integrity from American businesses. Of course, how can he slap handcuffs on the folks who paid to put him in the White House?
BACK ON BUSH IN RIDICULOUS 'TOP GUN' GARB
Anncr : Bush has been grounded for 32 years, and AWOL for 30. Isn't it about time America had a President interested in serving his country?
SUPER UP 'ANYBODY BUT BUSH '04'
I hereby donate this ad copy, or any variation of it, to any candidate that has the guts to run it. Unlike the Willie Horton ad that Bush's father used on Dukakis, this one is nothing but the truth.
George is asking for it. He 'jumped the shark' when he put on that 'zoom bag.' So let's give it to him.
Many thanks to Rich Proctor for his work, as well as to Don. I think pResident JetBoy rolls off the tongue well. We look forward to linking to the ad in the Funny Farm links zone!
And, finally, It’s been Six Hundred Days since Drinky McDumbAss said he’d catch Usama. If there is a God, (s)he’s a cruel and heartless bastard.