DUBYA AND ADOLF. This really is incredible. I wouldn't be surprised if this has been pulled before you can see it. But the Bush-Cheney campaign has put up an ad on its website that makes use of that spot comparing George W. Bush to Hitler that was uploaded to MoveOn.org some months ago as part of a contest, and that was yanked as soon as it was discovered.
Hurry! Watch it while you still can!
In a blast e-mail titled "Disgusting," Kerry-campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill writes:
Yesterday, the Bush-Cheney campaign, losing any last sense of decency, placed a disgusting ad called "The Faces of John Kerry's Democratic Party" as the main feature on its website. Bizarrely, and without explanation, the ad places Adolf Hitler among those faces.
The Bush-Cheney campaign must pull this ad off of its website. The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or part is simply wrong.
Cahill is being just a tiny bit disingenuous, making it sound like the Bush campaign is comparing Kerry to Hitler. Actually, the Bush campaign is desperately trying to pretend that the Kerry campaign is comparing Bush to Hitler. Quite a stretch, given that we're talking about an unsolicited contest entry for which MoveOn.org apologized many months ago. That's disgusting, all right.
Here's how the New York Times covered the story today. But why didn't Adam Nagourney mention the Hitler pix? The liberal media would never soft-pedal the vicious negative campaign tactics favored by the Republicans, would they?