Seems we have Bret Schundler, running for the GOP nomination for Governor of New Jersey. OK, groovy so far. At his campaign website, we have him hawking his "Reform gear", which is just hats and t-shirts with his campaign logo on them. Again, so far, no worries. Even has a nice pic of him and some adoring supporters:
Well, we have a slight problem now. See any similarities?
Now, the image has already been taken down. Of course, now starts the statements tossed back and forth, because, you know, that's what politics is really all about. His opponents, of course, hold this up as some sort of proof of something, I'm not entirely sure what. Schundler and his group say they had nothing to do with that, and never asked for a doctored photo. Meanwhile, the Dean campaign photographer who took the shot is in a bit of a dispute with the web firm, who claim THEY took the photo. And, fear not, this is politics, so the Schundler camp is making speeches about how the Democrats must be "afraid of him" since their pushing this so much. Hooray for politics: it's the sure-fire way to make everyone act on their worst behaviour.
My concern? Christ, you can still see Dean's thumb in the doctored collage. What moron artist didn't take that out?!?