[can we have our tragedy back now?]

So the Bush camp has rolled out its first campaign ads, and guess what they’re about?

One of the most infuriating things about the Bush administration has been the way it has stolen 9/11, so that it has become more and more difficult for people to mourn sincerely — whenever the subject of the attacks comes up, it’s now inextricably tied to Bush’s policies and propaganda.

But if the Bushies think they get to own 9/11 forever, they’re wrong. Press coverage of their first big campaign offensive has focused on how offensive the campaign feels to the victims of 9/11. The White House no longer controls the media storyline.

Let’s hope the criticism continues.

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