Sunday, November 30, 2008

If Only

If only I'd thought of this two weeks before the last election.

Maybe someone did think of this but I missed it.

It's the ultimate election campaign bill board.

The Selwyn Toogood bill board.

http://www.memorylinedvd.co.nz/images/toogood_sml.jpg

I hope some kind soul who knows how to use all the gismos can do it up for me.

The heading across the top is:-

"What's it to be, New Zealand?

The answer in blue and red, with respective pictures of a smiling John Key and a surly Helen Clark is:

On the left hand side in blue, "The Money" and on the right hand side in red "The Bag."

10 comments:

Johnboy said...

MESSAGE FROM THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Your advert is banned because it is too honest.

Madeleine said...

That's my friend Sean's favourite joke - he said it on air to Danny Watson some months before the election.

I was driving the car home and thought, that guy sounds like Sean, then he said the joke and I laughed so hard I nearly ran a red light and went, yep, thats Sean. Danny thought it was great and several listeners who phoned in afterwards expressed appreciation also.

Harpoon said...

'the money' for whom? By that I mean, there would have been more money in the pocket for more ordinary Kiwis with Labour than under National. Have you thought of that?

So your advert may well have been double-edged.

Also, did you notice that national didn't push their tax policy too hard during the election campaign? Ever devoted much tought to why that might have been?

Clunking Fist said...

"Ever devoted much tought to why that might have been?"

1) Cos those with half a brain and who work hard for a living already KNOW that National is a lower taxing party than Labour.
2) people didn't care: they just wanted shot of Hulun.

Harpoon said...

CF: (1)It would of course have depended on one's personal financial circumstances, but you seem very certain of your facts. To be so certain, you would surely be able to provide at least one fair citation of the facts.

Care to stump up?

If not, then you would have to admit that your certainty is built on supposition, and therefore your argument is not worth listening to.

(2) may be closer to the mark. people don't think about the facts and the policies when they vote; they just tick the box next to the crowd they feel deserves a crack at batting this time. It's a helluva way to choose a government, eh?

Clunking Fist said...

Harpoon:
"CF: (1)It would of course have depended on one's personal financial circumstances, but you seem very certain of your facts. To be so certain, you would surely be able to provide at least one fair citation of the facts."

Um, or it could depend on whether you hate having part of your wages pissed up against a wall. Facts? An non-scientific survey of friends, family, drinking buddies and collegues showed about 95% support for a cut in taxes. Most cited the fact that they could do with the money, but also that they weren't interested in funding hip-hop tours and the families commission.

Clunking Fist said...

Harpoon:
"2) may be closer to the mark. people don't think about the facts and the policies when they vote; they just tick the box next to the crowd they feel deserves a crack at batting this time. It's a helluva way to choose a government, eh?"

Again an admittedly non-scientific survey of friends, family, drinking buddies and collegues showed about 90% support for a change in gummint due to unease with the direction the country was taking. Most cited the fact that the full moon is unlikely to be responsible for south auckland crime, that a smack on the bum for misbehaviour was unlikely to turn our children into murderers,
nor that mercury filled light bulbs would save the planet. And they also liked the cut of the jib of this Key fellow (or in some cases, like me, that Rodney fellow) and that there were no valid, believable or compelling reasons to vote for tax and spend socialists.

Psycho Milt said...

Most cited the fact that the full moon is unlikely to be responsible for south auckland crime, that a smack on the bum for misbehaviour was unlikely to turn our children into murderers,
nor that mercury filled light bulbs would save the planet.


In other words, people have the most pointlessly trivial reasons for changing the govt, which is kind of what Harpoon said.

...it could depend on whether you hate having part of your wages pissed up against a wall.

Clunking Fist, if you imagine National arent' going to do that, you're in for a very depressing 3 years...

Clunking Fist said...

Crime, society & the environment are trivial? You really ARE a socialist!

;^)

Clunking Fist said...

"Clunking Fist, if you imagine National arent' going to do that, you're in for a very depressing 3 years..."

As long as Nats are kinda at the gentle trickle end of the scale, rather than the gushing torrent end!