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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

George H.W. Bush: Patent Pending

Granted, former president George H.W. Bush is a piece of work.  But is he a work of art that can be copyrighted?  Or maybe a Blue Blood Patriarch is entitled to special privileges that the rest of us aren't.

Michelle Nunn is a centrist/moderate Democrat running for an open senate seat in Georgia.  With Georgia being a red state, Michelle Nunn has to play up her conservative cred.  For seven years she was in charge of then-President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light Foundation; and her campaign ads are playing this up to the max.

(We all remember GHW Bush's ubiquitous “a thousand points of light” slogan being regurgitated ad infinitum, ad nauseam.)

George H.W. Bush doesn't want his name and image being used in Michelle Nunn's campaign commercials, and he wants it stopped immediately.  Damn it, he's a Blue Blood and he shouldn't have to put up with this sort of thing.  GHW Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said:
“Michelle and her team have been clearly, repeatedly and consistently told that President Bush did not want them to use his photo as part of this campaign. Apparently, the Nunn team feels they can repeatedly disregard the former president’s wishes, which is very disappointing because it’s so disrespectful.”
And last April, when Michelle Nunn  first started using GHW Bush's image for her commercials, Jim McGrath had said:

“Several of the president's representatives have discreetly and directly communicated to all levels of the Nunn campaign that his photo was not to be used under any circumstance.”

And on that note (I wasn't planning to mention this, but, aww shucks), former President George H.W. Bush has also publicly endorsed my blog:

“I don't always agree with Tom Harper, but Who Hijacked Our Country continually offers some of the most perceptive news analysis out there.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember her father as being the most Conservative Southern Democrat in the Senate, most of the other Democrats as conservative as he was had already changed sides to the Republicans. She's as plain looking as he was, funny how a democrat would use this as a bragging point, shows how tight a race this is.


October 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

This coming from the same people that have no issue using anyone from the dem side that has done them a favor or using artists work and not paying the license for it.

October 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I remember Sam Nunn was supposed to be the expert on Pentagon issues, weapons systems, etc. His daughter should be conservative enough to get elected in Georgia, even if she's a DINO.

Jess: Yup, I remember John McCain repeatedly using somebody's songs -- I forget who -- for his TV ads, even when he was told not to. I don't remember if it came to a lawsuit or not.

October 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H.W. Bush used Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Worry!" for his campaign song and McFerrin asked him on several occasions to stop.


October 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL, I'd forgotten about that. I hated that song and GHW Bush. I thought Bobby McFerrin was talented, but I got sick to death of that song.

October 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM  

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