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Thursday, August 26, 2004

OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TORCHES BUSH AD

The U.S. Olympic Committee has asked President Bush's re-election campaign to pull a television ad that mentions the Olympics.
"We are on firm legal ground to mention the Olympics and make a factual point in a political advertisement," Campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel said .
An act of Congress, last revised in 1999, grants the USOC exclusive rights to such terms as "Olympic," derivatives such as "Olympiad" and the five interlocking rings. It also specifically says the organization "shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office."--Associated Press

George has the right to use his successes in his campaign. He believes, along with many others, that he has done a great thing in bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Time will tell weather or not democracy actually takes hold and thrives, but that's beside the point. What he has done wrong, which is what has gotten him in such trouble with the rest of us, is that he's acted without thinking through. He can't legally use the Olympics in his ads, and if he had his lawyers check it out, they would have told him so. Then again, that probably wouldn't have stopped him. Ask Colin Powell about that.

Comments:
You're REALLY stretching to find shit to bash this guy with if this is all you could come up with. You'd get killed on Jarvis's blog with something like this...
 
Screw Jarvis,and his blog. As if that has anything to do with me or my motivations. I'm pointing to an example of how our commander in chief acts rashly. I think that's a valid point to make at this juncture.
 
Screw Jarvis, and his blog. As if that has anything to do with me or my motivations. I'm pointing to an example of how our commander in chief acts rashly. I think that's a valid point to make at this juncture.
 
This is a bullshit issue and you know it. You've offically crossed over to the absurd. Preach to the leftie lemmings, I'm off this blog. I'm sure Hue will be happy at least.
 
It sounds like your taking this too personally Tony. I'll miss your comments for sure. I think what we're doing is valuable. It's a discourse. I have learned from your comments, they have pushed me to think deeper into the issues, specially the war. I have actually come closer to your viewpoint as a result. I'm still voting for Kerry, but I think that maybe there might be more to the war than Haliburton and oil, and you have made me see that. Don't go away mad, Tony, this thing is too important.
 
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