Friday, August 20, 2010

Bill White trying to exploit Hurricane Rita again...

First he profiteers... then he tries to exploit the Hurricane for a political advertisement (link). Excerpt follows...

Got anything going this weekend?

Then how 'bout driving up to Austin on Sunday and playing hurricane victim?

The Bill White campaign "is in need of HURRICANE EVACUEES for a short scene."

Here's what you wear: older, ragged clothing, preferably in colors of blue, gray, black or dull olive green. You can bring knapsacks, backpacks and "any old, battered luggage," as long as it's not brand new or colorful.

According to the casting call, from a group called Red Western Films, "You can just Show Up with as many people as you can bring."

You won't get paid, "but great karma for helping a democratic cause!"

We know about this karmic opportunity because of the Perry folks, not the White campaign. They see it as yet another example of how the former Houston mayor is making hay from a hurricane.

"It's outrageous that he's attempting to use the victims of Hurricane Rita as props in a political ad," said Perry spokesman Mark Miner, "and ironic, since he profiteered from the hurricane."

Weird... it is one thing to use actual footage from Bill White actually doing things... actual news footage... actual b roll from helping evacuees from Katrina... but to hire actors and all of that... that is just creepy...

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