Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Firefighters Speak Out

Fire Fighters President Says Use of Fire Fighter Images in New Bush Ads Smack of Political Opportunism

From Harold Schaitberger, head of the IAFF firefighters union:

"I'm disappointed but not surprised that the President would try to trade on the heroism of those fire fighters in the September 11 attacks. The use of 9/11 images are hypocrisy at its worst. Here's a President that initially opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and now uses its first anniversary as cause to promote his re-election. Here is a President that proposed two budgets with no funding for FIRE Act grants and still plays on the image of America's bravest. His advertisements are disgraceful."

Why am I not surprised?

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