'Sforza' Now Spelled With A Ctrl-V

Ah, the end of October. When Bush's multiple obfuscatory attempts to disown a Sforzian Background-related scandal change faster than the autumn leaves. Last year this time it was "Mission Accomplished." This year, well:

The Bush-Cheney campaign's final TV ad, aptly named "Whatever It Takes," contains a doctored image of a Scott Sforza trademark the Military Backdrop.

Check out the original image--with Bush and his podium--and the Photoshopped version the campaign started running yesterday--with its obviously cloned warriors.

Still, Bush has learned a lesson in accountability since the 'Mission Accomplished' Banner snafu, which he originally tried to blame on the military. Not this time. No, with this commercial, it's the editor's fault.

The fake troops in Bush's new ad [Daily Kos]
I'm George Bush's flack, and he didn't approve this ad (never mind that he says he did) [Talking Points Memo, where I first saw the story]
Sforzian Backstabbing, 10/31/2003 [greg.org]
Bush ad uses doctored image [LAT]

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