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Election Wrap – 2 October

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Labor:

What’s this? A new green tinged independent? Or a Labor Minister?

The ALP is also rather proud of their latest animated TV ad.

Katy’s taking a swipe at the gaping hole where a Liberal Health policy should be.

Jon Stanhope would prefer the elderly not marry, but rather stay engaged. OK, he’s actually just promising to fork out $60k for a seniors directory. Wrinkly remains the new Gungahlin.

Pot:

In CityNews Jorian Gardner has been asking candidates about their histories of marijuana use. Quite strangely it seems not one of them enjoyed inhaling. It makes one wonder why anyone bothers with the stuff.

CAP:

Jane Tullis weeps for the Kaleen Tennis Courts and blames Labor.

Greens:

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo.

Liberals:

Under the unexpected headline of “Failed sell-off hits Rhodium” the Canberra Times informs us of Zed’s plan to give clubby uni students a chance to get their snouts in the Government trough with plans to get more inter-varsity events to Canberra.

Shiny Bums:

The Shiny Bum singers have also delivered their verdict on the campaign:

Adam Verwey:

Adam is calling on the parties and candidates in Ginninderra to donate their election funding to charity, as he intends to do.


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Pandy Pandy 12:08 am 03 Oct 08

should not Barr be tinged pink?

peterh peterh 2:15 pm 02 Oct 08

jakez said :

peterh said :

Aurelius said :

Bryans,
Having chatted to Hettinger a few times, he certainly is more switched-on than most candidates, with a strong green/science focus. His site also shows he’s got awards for something to do with satellites (so it at least sounds rocket-like)
http://www.mikehettinger.com/ if you wanted to check.

shame that he hasn’t changed the dept he is working at from DEST to DEEWR.

I consider that yet another reason to vote for him.

shame that DEST is now DEEWR, isn’t it?

peterh peterh 2:14 pm 02 Oct 08

whistle said :

Old croaky is going to croak it in 2008. The only question is whether he can rise from the dizzy height of 1 or 2%, to an almighty result like 3% or 4%. I’ll bet three beers he won’t make 3% and four beers says he won’t make 4%.

and I won’t take those odds, not just because i don’t drink anymore….

whistle whistle 1:57 pm 02 Oct 08

Old croaky is going to croak it in 2008. The only question is whether he can rise from the dizzy height of 1 or 2%, to an almighty result like 3% or 4%. I’ll bet three beers he won’t make 3% and four beers says he won’t make 4%.

johnboy johnboy 1:26 pm 02 Oct 08

Every time I see that ad I think “hmm… if Richard Mulcahy is so down on them they can’t be ALL that bad”.

miz miz 1:23 pm 02 Oct 08

Every time I see that ad with the red stamp (you know the one I mean?), I think of that Chaser skit, ‘This person votes’ . . .

jakez jakez 12:54 pm 02 Oct 08

peterh said :

Aurelius said :

Bryans,
Having chatted to Hettinger a few times, he certainly is more switched-on than most candidates, with a strong green/science focus. His site also shows he’s got awards for something to do with satellites (so it at least sounds rocket-like)
http://www.mikehettinger.com/ if you wanted to check.

shame that he hasn’t changed the dept he is working at from DEST to DEEWR.

I consider that yet another reason to vote for him.

Re negative election ads: They absolutely do work. The anti union ads were some of the most effective ads for the Coalition. The ALP ‘Howard’s Battlers going off Howard’ ads were also very effective (partly because they didn’t attack Howard directly).

Negative ads work very well. You just need to hit the right chord and try to minimise the blowback.

What can I say? Politics is not noble.

verbalkint verbalkint 12:40 pm 02 Oct 08

peterh said :

miz said :

Re the looney toons ad –

wouldn’t you think that they would have learned by the result of the Fed election?

don’t bag out your opposition, this doesn’t work.

oh, and Zed is an unknown?

been in the LA since 2004 – interesting that the ALP don’t know this…

The lesson from the last federal campaign wasnt that negative ads dont work, it was that
horrible policies and asking the public for a victory lap don’t work.

Negative ads (as much as I personally hate them) are very effective, and both sides have been running them.

You try to get Z to go a whole 30 seconds without mentioning school closures, or Stanhope to go a minute without talking about the divided and inexperienced opposition – you’d be waiting a while.

verbalkint verbalkint 12:37 pm 02 Oct 08

Keep in mind that the reasons that the ALP has such a huge advantage over the libs is because the libs couldn’t convince any one from business to bank-roll their campaign this time around.

Hardly the ALPs fault for investing in productive assets so they don’t need to make promises to the big end of town in order to put an ad on the tele.

peterh peterh 12:34 pm 02 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Bryans,
Having chatted to Hettinger a few times, he certainly is more switched-on than most candidates, with a strong green/science focus. His site also shows he’s got awards for something to do with satellites (so it at least sounds rocket-like)
http://www.mikehettinger.com/ if you wanted to check.

shame that he hasn’t changed the dept he is working at from DEST to DEEWR.

tabascoted tabascoted 12:25 pm 02 Oct 08

slaxwarez, if at all true – I am glad that Shane Rattenbury got rid of Deb, she was a real liability for the Greens. Just look at the record – living in public housing while pulling 6 figures [no wonder the greens want 10% public housing in Canberra I guess they all need a place to live] – Voting with Labor against the Bushfires Coroner – Voting against the workers compensation bill. Really she had to go I don’t think even the greens could have put up with her for another 4 years

Thumper Thumper 12:21 pm 02 Oct 08

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo. i thought that the greens were all for it now that the holy grounds of Central Molonglo are now safe? Also following on from NarraGreenie’s comments Tuesday – you know I am not so sure that Shane Rattenburry has ‘clean record’ either. How did he get rid of Deb Foskey? I know that Deb was not the sharpest tool in the Green’s shed but as an incumbent I would have expected that she should have had the right to defend her seat? I think that Shane and his faction thought that she would not hold the seat and did the dirty on her at pre-selection. Also Shane being a serial looser in Ginnenderra decided to grab the only ‘safe’ seat in Molonglo, although not being a women in Molonglo my be an issue just look how Charlie went last time. Anybody know what actually happened?

Wow, and now we get an almost incomprehensible anti green rant pretending to be a question.

I love this election!

jakez jakez 12:04 pm 02 Oct 08

I think some of the Liberal candidates are being absolutely 100% honest bryansworld.

Whether that’s a good thing or not, I’ll leave up to you.

sepi sepi 11:46 am 02 Oct 08

I thought Deb Foskey didn’t want to run again – I’d love to know what happened too if that isn’t true.

So far I’m impressed with Shane though.

bryansworld bryansworld 11:44 am 02 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Bryans,
Having chatted to Hettinger a few times, he certainly is more switched-on than most candidates, with a strong green/science focus. His site also shows he’s got awards for something to do with satellites (so it at least sounds rocket-like)
http://www.mikehettinger.com/ if you wanted to check.

Judging from his answer to the pot question

http://www.citynews.com.au/index.php/content/article/good_enough_for_malcolm/

he’s one of the few honest ones…

jakez jakez 11:40 am 02 Oct 08

slaxwarez said :

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo. i thought that the greens were all for it now that the holy grounds of Central Molonglo are now safe? Also following on from NarraGreenie’s comments Tuesday – you know I am not so sure that Shane Rattenburry has ‘clean record’ either. How did he get rid of Deb Foskey? I know that Deb was not the sharpest tool in the Green’s shed but as an incumbent I would have expected that she should have had the right to defend her seat? I think that Shane and his faction thought that she would not hold the seat and did the dirty on her at pre-selection.

Also Shane being a serial looser in Ginnenderra decided to grab the only ‘safe’ seat in Molonglo, although not being a women in Molonglo my be an issue just look how Charlie went last time. Anybody know what actually happened?

Translation: muck muck muck muck muck muck muck muck muck muck muck. Anybody know what actually happened?

Aurelius Aurelius 11:40 am 02 Oct 08

Bryans,
Having chatted to Hettinger a few times, he certainly is more switched-on than most candidates, with a strong green/science focus. His site also shows he’s got awards for something to do with satellites (so it at least sounds rocket-like)
http://www.mikehettinger.com/ if you wanted to check.

slaxwarez slaxwarez 11:38 am 02 Oct 08

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo. i thought that the greens were all for it now that the holy grounds of Central Molonglo are now safe? Also following on from NarraGreenie’s comments Tuesday – you know I am not so sure that Shane Rattenburry has ‘clean record’ either. How did he get rid of Deb Foskey? I know that Deb was not the sharpest tool in the Green’s shed but as an incumbent I would have expected that she should have had the right to defend her seat? I think that Shane and his faction thought that she would not hold the seat and did the dirty on her at pre-selection. Also Shane being a serial looser in Ginnenderra decided to grab the only ‘safe’ seat in Molonglo, although not being a women in Molonglo my be an issue just look how Charlie went last time. Anybody know what actually happened?

bryansworld bryansworld 11:32 am 02 Oct 08

johnboy said :

He was in the US Air Force IIRC, which does quite a lot of work with rockets depending which bit you’re in.

I’ll have to take your word on that! Anyhow, he’s got to be a better option than those vanilla apparatchiks from ALP Central Casting.

Arty Arty 11:28 am 02 Oct 08

Hi MIZ
Actually what I am really noticing is how flush Labor seem to be. Annoying ads galore. I have to say,

You have to remember that Labor will spend 5 times more money on this election than the Liberals, all those poker machines taking money off those that can least afford it so we can get more junk in the mail box. Great system!

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