Monday, September 10, 2007
General Betray Us
Hegseth, P. (2007). MoveOn.org calls Petraeus a traitor. Weekly Standard. September 9, 2007. Available online: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/091rhesh.asp.
Since the very first time I heard the name "General Petreaus," I've been waiting for someone, anyone, to make the obvious pun. It's even better than Joseph Lieberman, and far surpasses President Ray-gun. My big, big thanks to MoveOn.org for finally pulling the trigger, and using "General Betray Us" in a newspaper attack ad:
Tomorrow--as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress--the antiwar group MoveOn.org is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the headline: "General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House."
Other brave souls, including Corrente, No Quarter, and Peking Duck, have already made the pun, but now, it finally reached the New York Times as a full-page ad.
I have nothing against Dave Petraeus. I've heard only good things about him, and expect to support his report. But the pun is too obvious. And now, that pun is fulfillzed.
Thank you, MoveOn.org!
Thank you MoveOn.org... for making the thinking people who favor withdrawal look like idiots by association.
Posted by: Adrian | Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Chris Matthews had on the guy who designed the ad yesterday, and tore him apart. I didn't know why he just didn't admit it was a bad pun and shrug.
Posted by: Adam | Tuesday, September 11, 2007
If MoveOne had listened to Adam's suggestion, it would not be such a negative for them. The ad looks, to me at least, like a stupid pun, which generated my original post. My not withdrawing or apologizing for it as such, MoveOn plays into its enemies hands, as apparently actually believing the "betray us" portion.
Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Posted by: Adam | Monday, September 17, 2007
Before 'Twas Time to Move On goes after "General Lies-A-Ton" they better know who they are dealing with! [1,2]
Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Monday, September 17, 2007