October 26, 2004

Trimming the Shrubery

I’ve added a few more Bush banners to TrimShrub.com in the last few days. You can look at posts from earlier today to see the new ones, or just go to TrimShrub.com to catch the whole lot of them. Time is short, but more will be added as inspiration hits.

If any of the banners strikes you as particularly persuasive or funny, I urge you to go ahead and steal it for the purpose of getting other people to see it. It is now one week until the election, and this is a time period in which a surprising number of people will be making their decisions.

If you have an idea of your own, and you make a banner that you want to see here, give me a link to the image and I will display it on TrimShrub.com. One of the lagre banners already on that page is not mine (Mike created the one about inheritance).

I’m thinking about promotion and exposure. Not necessarily promotion of TrimShrub.com- I don’t really care about the domain. But exposure of the banners (the ideas in the banners) will communicate not just why we think Bush needs to go, but why swing voters ought to as well. It is too complicated to argue from scratch why Bush is bad for this country. An ad needs to play off what these voters already believe and feel. They know Bush has screwed up in Iraq. The challenge is getting him to take responsibility, and getting them to vote based on that feeling.

If you can display one of these banners somewhere, you never know who you might swing.

Posted by James at October 26, 2004 9:26 AM
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My great hope is that come November 3, you won't need a site called "Trim Shrub" anymore.

I love the one about his brain. It reminds me of the episode of Fawlty Towers where the obstreperous hearing-aide-battery-saving guest bangs her head on the wall, and Fawlty stoops to pick up something off the floor and says, "Is this a piece of your brain?"

Posted by: Patti M. at October 26, 2004 10:56 AM

TrimShrub banners now displayed on Unbecoming Levity.


Posted by: Chuck S. at October 26, 2004 11:22 AM

I was going to post this to Daily Kos, but I don't know your bandwidth situation. If you don't have an account I'll post a Diary about it if you want.

The banners really are great. Excellent work.

Posted by: Bil at October 26, 2004 12:12 PM

The banners themselves are being hosted at PBase. I don't know what happens if they get tons of traffic. But I don't mind finding out.

Posted by: James at October 26, 2004 12:25 PM

Bil: Post about this wherever you think it will get exposure. I don't have an account on Kos, and it looks like there is a waiting period for new diaries.

Posted by: James at October 26, 2004 12:36 PM

I posted it, but its already off the main page diary list. If any Aces readers have Kos accounts, go recommend it.

Here's the link

Posted by: Bil at October 26, 2004 2:49 PM

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