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brad9798
12-28-2006, 06:13 PM
Now, I dislike Bush as much as the next ex-rip these days ... but Bush has ALWAYS taken heat for his photo ops/manipulation of current events ...

Yet no one has commented on Edwards exploiting the 9th Ward in NOLA!

I find it curious ... diggers come in all shapes, sizes, political affiliations! ;)

jack grebe
12-28-2006, 06:17 PM
Yet no one has commented on Edwards exploiting the 9th Ward in NOLA!

you can't "exploit" the 9th ward.....there's nothing friggin left. I got a ton of pics to back it up.........DON'T GET ME STARTED:eek:

Milo Christensen
12-28-2006, 06:58 PM
Who's Edwards? :confused:

troutman
12-29-2006, 10:49 AM
I'm 59 and have avidly followed politics since I can remember. . Pols are supposed to get pictures taken in advantageous places. Nothing wrong in that. Getting your picture taken in front of a Mission Accomplished banner before the war starts is a gamble. We lost that gamble. I'd go so far as to say a pol selling a building lot to make a profit or some books is just small potatos or is that "toes". A pol taking a hundred million to build a bridge to nowhere, thats news. A pol with a girlfriend and a wife so what. A pol who preaches family values with a wife and squeeze, that's news. A pol pushing legisaltion to close down a tribe's casino so another can open one over the state line and funneling that money into illegal political activities, that's a bad thing. Edwards may indeed turn out to be a hypocrite and opportunist but getting his picture taken in an area devistated by floods and forgotten, that's OK in the world of politics.
Now, I'm a Dem so take it with a grain of salt but the DeLay, Abramoff, Haliburton stuff.....that's totally a new level, you've seen history made with this current bunch. This call for civility is against the backdrop of Reeps calling the Dems traitors. That a vote for Max Cleland is a vote for Bin Laden was way off he scale. But I digress, your wrong about Edwards now. Give him time to show what he is. In a few months we may all be asking, "whos Edwards"?

brad9798
12-29-2006, 11:01 AM
I'm not judging it, troutman.

But it would be an entirely different story if, say, Cheney used that backdrop to announce candidacy!

That's all.

ljb5
12-29-2006, 11:15 AM
But it would be an entirely different story if, say, Cheney used that backdrop to announce candidacy!

Yes, that would be very different.

Bush's problem is that he has a tendency to stand on his failures and claim them as his victories.

Bush or Cheney using the lower 9th as the backdrop would be dumb because it was their ineptitude (in part) which contributed to the mess. The same is true of ground zero.

The "Mission Accomplished" sign was a bad idea because it wasn't true -- and because he later tried to blame it on the crew of the ship, rather than his own PR managers.

When Edwards uses the same (or similar) imagery, it conveys a very different message. Rather than claim victory in the midst of failure, which is deceptive, he uses the imagery to illustrate the difference between success and failure.

LeeG
12-29-2006, 11:30 AM
wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for candidates to use the reconstruction of the Gulf States as a mom and apple pie theme,,you aren't against mom and apple pie are you?

Wasn't Edwards doing something down there besides photo ops? I mean if it is all political fodder then maybe he's getting real fodder?