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George Bush, Dick Cheney And Republicans Do NOT Stand For Humiliation

by | 30th, March 2007

manhattanstorage.jpgIN his speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner the other night George Bush proved he had a sense of humour.

“A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice-president had shot someone. Ah, those were the good ol’ days,” the President quipped.

But Bush’s embattled supporters in Democrat-laden New York have had a harder time laughing at a Republican-bashing ad campaign by a New York storage company.

The Manhattan Mini Storage ads, visible on subway trains and bus shelters, tempt customers into storage with lines such as “Your closet’s scarier than Bush’s agenda” or “Your closet’s so narrow it makes Cheney look liberal.”

Today, the right-leaning New York Sun reports on a group of New York bloggers who believe the campaign should stop.

They include Richard Ivory, of Hip Hop Republican, who said that, “Republicans in this city need to make it clear that they won’t stand for public humiliation.” While Mara Schiffrin, a contributor to Kesher Talk said the campaign was, “egregiously political for no reason and extremely off-putting.”

manhattanstorage2.jpgShe added: “What does the Republican administration have to do with closets? I don’t need extra space right now, but if I did I certainly wouldn’t use Manhattan Mini Storage.”

But as the Sun article points out, Manhattan Mini Storage probably couldn’t give a monkeys in a city that voted overwhelmingly for John Kerry in 2004. It quotes marketing executive Brian Marti as saying, “In New York these ads will delight more than they offend.”



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