9/11 Is Not A Marketing Tool

This is incredibly tacky and tasteless,

A controversial billboard in Orange County has a picture of the burning World Trade Center and the message, “Please Don’t Vote for a Democrat.” The man who paid for the ad says he’s trying to help Republicans, but officials with both political parties are calling the billboard inappropriate.

…The man behind the billboard is Mike Meehan, a St. Cloud businessman and musician. His website advertises a CD and music video titled “The Republican Song,” with the chorus, “Don’t vote for a Democrat.” He’s selling CDs for $5.

…Orange County Democrats are calling for the billboard to come down and the local Republican Party has said the ad is “inappropriate.” Meehan hadn’t returned Channel 9 calls or e-mails Monday afternoon, but some are defending his right to free speech.

It’s bad enough to use images of 9/11 for blatant political pandering, but this is actually even worse. On Meehan’s website, it says “The Republican Song title is actually “Please Don’t Vote For a Democrat,” and the whole point of the website is to sell the song.

So in other words, this guy is using an image of 9/11 to peddle his 4th rate song about politics for $5 a pop.

No. Class.

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