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Wed 07 Jan 2004

Bush in 30 seconds

Category : world

When Saddam was caught, the common response I encountered was surprisingly anti-American. Although happy Saddam was out action, the anti-American feeling stemmed from (and was usually restricted to) a considerable dislike of Bush and his policies.

Well, some Americans may share the sentiment.

After the Clinton impeachment, some grew weary of a political preoccupation with persistent attacks on the Clinton administration instead of constructive governance. They got together and lobbied via the internet. Someone else similarly lobbied for peace after the Sept 11 tragedy. Combined, they formed a renewed Moveon.org, which has grown since. Read about them here.

Now they are concerned that political ads are perpetuating a misleading depiction of Bush. They say, "For the last three years, President Bush's policies have ransacked the environment, put our national security at risk, damaged our economy, and redistributed wealth from the middle class to the very wealthiest Americans. Yet thanks to a complacent media, the President has managed to hide behind a carefully constructed "compassionate" image."

So they have organised a contest called Bush in 30 seconds. The 15 finalists are quite good and I like in particular, the very simply-made "In My Country" by Harry Katatsakis, Derek Rittenhouse and Chris Wight of New York.

Vox populi, vox dei.

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