Skip to comments.NRA ad campaign portrays Kerry as poodle ("That dog don't hunt.")
Posted on 09/29/2004 4:03:42 PM PDT by harrycarey
NRA ad campaign portrays Kerry as poodle
By LIZ SIDOTI ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry is portrayed as a sweater-wearing poodle with a pink bow in an upcoming advertising campaign by the National Rifle Association, mocking his attempts to portray himself as friendly to gun sports and saying, "That dog don't hunt."
"John Kerry says he supports sportsmen's rights. But his record says something else," the ads say.
Billboards and newspaper ads will run this week, followed by TV commercials, Chris W. Cox, the group's chief lobbyist, said Wednesday. The NRA also plans to emblazon the slogan and the poodle on mailings, hats and T-shirts.
The ad campaign, which the group says will cost several million dollars, is a play on the old saying that means something is so outrageous that it can't be true.
"We need to capture the attention of every gun owner and hunter in the country so they're not fooled by a photo op," Cox said.
Kerry, in appearances in states considered battlegrounds in the presidential race, portrays himself as friendly to hunters and other sportsmen and has gone skeet shooting and trap shooting in front of the media. He says he's been a hunter since age 12 and a gun owner who supports the Second Amendment.
However, the Massachusetts senator has voted in favor of gun control. Kerry supports requiring background checks at gun shows and supported extending the recently expired ban on assault-style weapons. He opposes granting gun makers immunity from civil lawsuits.
"It's amazing that the leadership of the NRA would attack a lifelong hunter," said Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton. "John Kerry has been hunting since he was a young boy. Anyone who tells you otherwise just isn't telling you the truth."
The reality of the battle field ignores your "understanding. A rifleman wants to kill the enemy before he kills him or a buddy. Wounding is not an option, but only a consequence of trying to kill the enemy. There is no "contemplation" on the battle field. It's nothing but F'ing Friggin FEAR.
Your theories were all made up by men who led privileged lives. Men, who as boys were driven to private schools by their "nanny". Men who attended the finest colleges and drove a BMW to class. The rules of war are made up by those who do not fight them. The weapons are chosen by these same men.
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