Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Too Soon? WTC Imagery in Kate Murray Re-election Signs

Nassau County Republicans are shameless in self-promotion. They will plaster their names and faces on anything and everything. They will use every opportunity to remind residents that they exist and the residents should be thankful.
Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray has always taken self-promotion to the next level. She will make sure that everyone sees her name. But I'm wondering in her re-election campaign that maybe... possibly... she just went a little too far to make sure people know her name.
On huge signs that have gone up around the Town of Hempstead, signs different from the standard Nassau GOP signs, there seems to be what looks alot like World Trade Center Imagery.
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When I saw the sign late monday night, coincidentally the week of the 9/11 anniversary, I did a double-take. The image in the stylized american flag jumped out at me. Those looked like the Twin Towers.
I had to make sure what I was seeing was right... no politician, especially here in NY, would be so shameless... so narcissistic.. that they would use a subtle 9/11 reference of their re-election signs. I got closer and yes, it did look like the WTC Towers and NOT a stylized American flag. The image was distinctly two seperate columns. Even the stripes make them look like buildings.
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If Kate Murray and her campaign are using subliminal, subtle 9/11 imagery in their campaign, they should be ashamed of themselves.
Kate Murray needs to apologize for this disgusting attempt to link herself to the 9/11 tragedy the week we remember the victims, comfort the survivors and honor the heroes of that day.
There is no place in politics for this and yet it seems that Kate Murray and the Nassau GOP have no problem with it.
Murray will try to explain this away.
But she shouldn't be allowed to get away with it.


Anonymous said...

Hello J! I'm new to the blogging phenomena, and live in Nassau county myself. Today in a law class I found inspiration to write, even though I don't that often. I guess I'd just like to say I appreciate your posts on what you see in the county, and I agree there are times when marketing ploys just get out of hand, simply unnecessary. TTYL - MWB

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back, keep updating OFTEN!

dewayne said...

long live the queen.........

dewayne said...

very true friend......