Thursday, December 18, 2003

You be the judge has been putting together a competition for Bush attack ads, set to be televised during the week of the President's State of the Union Address this January. In their own words:

When we announced the launch of our "Bush in 30 Seconds" ad contest back in October, we expected maybe 300 people would take the time to make a TV ad that tells the truth about President Bush. But when we reached the submissions deadline in early December, we had over 1,000 ads -- including some of the best political ads we've ever seen.

Now, we're counting on you to help us narrow the field from 1,000 ads to 15 finalists. Our panel of celebrity judges will pick the winning ad from among those finalists, and we'll run it in January during the week of Bush's State of the Union address. All 15 of the top ads will be featured in a Bush in 30 Seconds awards show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on January 12th.

Here is the page to register to vote. I assume the sign up is to avoid multiple votes by any one person. I personally think is doing things exactly right. Not only are they one of the largest progressive advocacy groups but they're finding ways to make use of thousands of people who want to help in some way but that the DNC doesn't know how to work with (stuffing envelopes is so 20th century).

If you're not a member of MoveOn, you should be. Here's your chance. Do the right thing.