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Election Wrap – 2 October

By johnboy 2 October 2008 32

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.

What’s Your opinion?


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Pandy 12:08 am 03 Oct 08

should not Barr be tinged pink?

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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