Reagan's Family Criticizes Use Of Reagan In Anti-Kerry Ad

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    Reagan's Family Criticizes Use Of Reagan In Anti-Kerry Ad


    Family Says Group Does Not Have Permission To Use Reagan's Image

    POSTED: 10:28 am EDT June 16, 2004
    WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan's family is criticizing the use of the late president's image in a conservative political ad endorsing President George W. Bush.

    The ad comparing Bush's war on terror with Reagan's battle against communism is being run by the conservative interest groupClub for Growth starting Wednesday. It shows footage of Reagan at the Berlin Wall, and Bush at ground zero. The ad also said Democratic presidential contender John Kerry was "wrong then, wrong now" on national security.

    A Reagan family spokeswoman said the group does not have permission to use Reagan's image in the ad because doing so implies his endorsement.

    Club for Growth said it wants to show how similar Bush and Reagan have been "in terms of fighting evil." A Kerry spokesman said it's "pretty sad" that Bush supporters are already politicizing the nation's farewell to Reagan.

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    agreed, if they didn't have the families permission, it sucks.
     
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    On the AOL poll, which are fairly accurate, 66% of 60,000 people said it was wrong and I completely agree.
     

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