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Sunday, March 07, 2004
 
The Bush TV ad fracas just keeps getting better.
Turns out that the "firefighters" in the latest ad were actors:
"Where the hell did they get those guys?" cracked Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which has endorsed John Kerry, when he first saw the ads. (A union spokesman said the shots prompted jokes that the fire hats looked like the plastic hats "from a birthday party.") "There's many reasons not to use real firemen," retorted one Bush media adviser. "Mainly, its cheaper and quicker."
Or maybe the real reason is that it would be too hard to find real firefighters who would be in the same room with the guy and not spit on his shoes. Practically nothing that *w promised to the first responders in this country in the wake of 9/11 has actually been provided.

Just another example of the Administration policy of "say one thing, do the opposite."
 
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