DeWine's 'shameful' 9/11 exploitation ad (video)

"I'm Mike DeWine, and I approved this ad."

Oh, except, now I don't.

What an ass. In a 9/11 exploitation ad, the corruption-tainted Ohio senator used a phony representation of the towers to ostensibly show what would happen should his opponent be elected over him.


"This particular image is impossible," says W. Gene Corley, a stuctural engineer who led FEMA's building performance study on the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Corley reviewed the ad... for U.S. News. "The north tower was hit first [so] the south tower could not be burning without the North Tower burning."
So what does Mr. "I approved this ad" DeWine have to say?
"The Senator was unaware that the image of the towers was a graphic representation and has instructed the campaign to replace the footage with a picture of the Twin Towers..."
Or: Sorry, my exploitation ad was a phony. The real towers wasn't spectacular and scary enough. I approved it but I, uh, don't know. But the exploitation part? I still approve that.

Sounds trustworthy to me. Here's his opponent Sherrod Brown:
"the overwhelming number of people think the drug companies, the oil companies and the insurance companies rip Americans off. They don't like the Medicare bill, they want a minimum wage increase and they think our trade agreements hurt our country."
And DeWine?
DeWine pockets more than $300,000 from the oil/gas industry, that might have a little something to do with his vote for the 2005 energy bill that gave away tens of billions of dollars in new tax breaks to the oil/gas industry. I guess we're also crazy for wondering whether when DeWine took another $300,000 from the drug industry, that had anything to do with him voting for the drug-industry-written Medicare bill that gives away tens of billions of dollars to - guess who? - the drug industry. We must also be crazy for wondering whether that drug industry cash had anything to do with his vote this week to prohibit Americans from purchasing lower-priced, FDA-approved medicines from Canada. Oh and that $1 million that DeWine got from major corporate outsourcers? Yes, according to Mikey, we're crazy for wondering whether that cash has anything to do with him "support[ing] every Bush administration trade agreement" despite the fact that Ohio's job base has been decimated by these corporate-written trade pacts.
No wonder he's resorting to video game fear tactics... (Buzzflash, Huffpo)

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