The Two SAG slates kick off their campaigns today! One Group is honest and straightforward. The Other as usual ISN’T. Exclusive: Watchdog Hidden Camera catches one candidate in a candid moment preparing for the “event!”
As we said both Restore Respect and Membership First kick off their campaigns today with their own special events.
As usual, Membership First is straight forward when they say “Membership First! 2004– Screen Actors Guild Board ElectionsMeet the Candidates “Ask Questions and Get Answers. They are also upfront that they are asking for a contribution! No, doubt this is a fund raiser
Now check out the “Shameless Tactics” used by the Restore Respect Slate to portray their evening “Under the Stars” — as an Official SAG gathering! You have to read real close to even realize that this is indeed a campaign gathering. Their invitation says “Come party under the stars and with the stars, and be a STAR!This will be a star studded evening and brought to you by your friends The Screen Actor’s Guild Young Professionals”
Okay, if they want to downplay that this is an election campaign kick off—fine! But, it ain’t fine when they miss-portray their campaign opener as an Official SAG Function! There’s NO Screen Actors Guild Young Professionals affliated with SAG! (You can read the actual document on the Watchdog’s previous post.)
And now, it’s time for our photo quiz of the day. Knowing that Membership First is UPFRONT about their fundraiser, and that Restore Respect is trying to portray their event as being sponsored by an OFFICIAL SAG ORGANIZATION—in the following photo, is the SAG Board Candidate applying makeup in preparation for his slate’s event— a member of Membership First, or Restore Respect?
If you answered that it’s a “Restore Respect” candidate, congratulations you are right—and will vote for Membership First Candidates. If you answered it’s an , “Restore Respect” candidate, congratulations, you are still right–and you’ll not only vote for Membership First— but you’ll be at their fundraiser! Oh, and if you answered incorrectly–“Membership First”, and you are attending the The Restore Respect “Under the Hollywood Stars” event! Best remember what happens to those, who want to be a star, then suddenly find themselves UNDER a Star!
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief