A good political slogan?

George 24 July 2008 29

A friend of mine, John Barilaro, is running for Queanbeyan City Council and has come up with the following political slogan:-
‘No slogan! Just hard work for our community’
I thought that was a ripper.
I have suggested to Gary Kent, a candidate for Molonglo, who stands at 160cm, that his slogan should be:-
‘Gary Kent – Standing tall for Canberra’
He is a little hesitant.
So with the ACT Election just around the corner what are some other good political slogans for our pollies.
Or what slogan would best suit some of the candidates running?

UPDATED: I think we have a new contender in “Vote for me, I’m Guilia with a G”

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29 Responses to A good political slogan?
johnboy johnboy 12:17 pm 25 Jul 08

Blah Blah Blah,

The update was my work, as all story updates are.

BlahBlahBlah BlahBlahBlah 12:13 pm 25 Jul 08

Hey George

Why don’t you come clean and let everyone know that you are part of the Elect Gary Kent Kampaign. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6769991523

Interesting that you are promoting someone that single handedly destroyed the liberal party in the ACT and then you promote Giulia with a G. Giulia with a G (from Tassie)is about as bad as Frank (I hate Canberra) Pangallo running here.

Why don’t we ship in some more out of state candidates. AT least the Labor party candidates are from here and actually care about the ACT.

Crikey Crikey 8:44 am 25 Jul 08

Mike Jeffries, 2CC, covered this story and said he got it from a blog but didn’t mention RiotACT.

BTW….Helen Cross won as a Liberal but failed last time to win as an Independent.

It’s a shame that the time she won she just defeated Manuel Xyrakis of Ainslie IGA fame who whould have been a much better member of the Assembly.

ant ant 9:15 pm 24 Jul 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :


Ha! Is that why he’s called “Sonic”?

politikos politikos 9:02 pm 24 Jul 08

Is that “Giulia with a G” ad actually on telly? I haven’t seen it.

Pesty Pesty 5:05 pm 24 Jul 08

LG said :

Jakez, I was under the impression that Helen Cross never got elected in her own right but came in after a countback following a retirement (First Carnell, then Humphries).

Funny you should bring that up, there was mention of just that slogan and a comment made by JB (i think?) on a blog, this morning on Mike jeffries breakfast show. i was only half listening, missed the whole story.

astrojax astrojax 4:49 pm 24 Jul 08

shouldn’t he just go with the lesser-ink using ‘vogt 1’?

or ‘vogt for me’

or ‘vogt the hell are you thinking? pick me!’

Jazz Jazz 11:52 am 24 Jul 08

I would seriously hope that its the Candidates policy platform and personal presence that gets them elected rather than a slogan, but i’m also well aware that when it comes down to the polls that its all about name recognition.

fyi, i understand Norvan is going with Vote 1 Vogt (pronounced ‘vote’) this time round.

aidan aidan 11:20 am 24 Jul 08

Gary Kent needs to leverage his assets:

“Never start a land war in Asia!”

jakez jakez 9:46 am 24 Jul 08

Thumper said :

Vote for me I’m Sandra Dee
and rob me of my virginity…

Oh sorry, that was Grease, the Directors Cut.

Oh my!

Thumper Thumper 8:50 am 24 Jul 08

Vote for me I’m Sandra Dee
and rob me of my virginity…

Oh sorry, that was Grease, the Directors Cut.

George George 8:49 am 24 Jul 08

Of course Cameron….that’s what makes the slogan so effective and catchy.

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 11:47 pm 23 Jul 08

ant said :

Sammy said :

Stanhope: not your average hedgehog

that one! I don’t know what it means, but it’s funny.


ant ant 9:58 pm 23 Jul 08

Sammy said :

Stanhope: not your average hedgehog

that one! I don’t know what it means, but it’s funny.

Sammy Sammy 9:40 pm 23 Jul 08

Stanhope: not your average hedgehog

utah utah 9:03 pm 23 Jul 08

How about “Keeping the Bastards Honest”? The Dems aren’t using it, maybe someone else could.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 8:44 pm 23 Jul 08

Bogans don’t need slogans.

johnboy johnboy 8:35 pm 23 Jul 08

Is greener better?

The_Phantom The_Phantom 8:28 pm 23 Jul 08

How about for Frank Pangallo – “The Grass is always Greener in Canberra”. And I am not talking about Griffith, NSW grown ‘grass’….or am I?

tom-tom tom-tom 8:01 pm 23 Jul 08

zed:’please vote for me, I have nice manners.’

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