Fiscally and Morally Irresponsible
The controversy over pResident George W. Bush's new TV ads featuring firefighters and fleeting images of the 9/11 attacks threw campaign officials on the defensive—and raised questions about the Bush team's ability to effectively spend its massive $150 million war chest, some GOP insiders say.Yeah, we wouldn't want them spending the campaign war chest irresponsibly like they have the taxpayer's dollars. We're not real firemen and we don't even play them on TV, we're just props in a pResidential campaign.
Another, less publicized aspect of the ad flap: Everyone but the firefighters were paid actors. The firefighters posing in a firehouse was 'stock' film footage of volunteer firefighters -- shot and available for purchase to the general public.][Nitpicker emphasis]