Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Corpse Campaign

In a move that surely must set some sort of record for campaign cynicism, the Bush campaign has turned their campaign website into a giant Reagan memorial page, with a convenient link to the rest of the site.

Here's an email sent around by the Bushies:

Dear ___________________________

America has lost one of its greatest leaders. President Reagan's optimism and vision restored America's spirit and helped to

spread freedom and democracy.

On behalf of President Bush's campaign I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Nancy Reagan and the Reagan family.

Our nation mourns with you.

In this time of mourning, I encourage you to go to www.GeorgeWBush.com to read some of President Reagan's greatest speeches.

Marc Racicot
Bush-Cheney '04

Understand how slimy this is: Kerry has announced that he will not campaign for the coming week out of respect. The Bushies, though, have immediately USED Reagan's death as a campgin prop. The Bushies could have placed a link to any non-partisan site honoring Reagan - there are tons of them. Instead, they turned Reagans death into a campaign event. Anything on the campaign site is clearly PART of the campaign. And used it as an easy way to increase traffic to their campaign site.

There is NO depth that these folks won't plumb.

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