Is it legal for Goli Ameri's publicists to use footage from David Wu's political ad in their own televised attack?
Not that I am surprised. The one problem I had with Wu (who is known for creative advertising)'s bungee jumping ad was its mixed message. He makes it clear that he is not in favor of the risky suggestion that we give people their social security and allow them to invest it in the stock market (a real risk - and one that I oppose as well) but then he follows it up by implying that he indulges in a risky behavior like bungee jumping. Maybe if he said something like, "taking risks is OK if it's for fun . . . but social security and retirement security is serious business."
I don't think most voters are smart or invested enough to draw that conclusion themselves. More likely they are grouping bungee-jumping Wu with sailboarding Kerry - both of whom have been hit in ads by Republican candidates.