This is just sad

June 4, 2005 at 6:10 pm (Politics)

You know, it’s bad enough that the President of the United States can’t give a speech without subjecting the audience to a loyalty screening, but how pathetic is this: Bret Schundler, a GOP gubernatorial candidate in New Jersey, is using photos of Howard Dean in his campaign materials. Not ACTUAL pictures of Gov. Dean, just photos of rallies from his presidential bid, complete with cheering masses and Mr. Schundler, airbrushed over Dean’s face. You can’t make this stuff up.

Schundler’s image was used to digitally replace that of a smiling Dean in the picture, and the former Jersey City mayor’s name was superimposed over both a “Howard Dean for America” sign and a Dean cap worn by one of his supporters at a Great Falls, Va., rally last year.

Bill Pascoe, a Schundler spokesman, said he knew the photo – which had been on the site for about a week – was modified, but he did not know it was from a Dean event. The photo was pulled from the site Wednesday after a politics Web site notified the campaign it was doing a story about the mishap.


1 Comment

  1. larry said,

    I hate to limit speech, but doesn’t this seem like it should be illegal? For a campaign that is, for someone running for office.

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