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Get rid of the stupid political signs

By Solidarity - 27 September 2012 32

I thought polititians these days were all about green and saving the environment and stuff? Why do we need 230495734957893457 signs saying vote for some d***head?

Wasn’t there some talk of banning polititians (well, thier lackys actually… what a sad bunch of people…) chucking this crap up?

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32 Responses to
Get rid of the stupid political signs
JC 7:27 am 28 Sep 12

housebound said :

watto23 said :

Its called brand recognition. There will be plenty of people who vote based on who they’ve heard of or seen. After all only a stupid person would vote for someone they know nothing about….

Thing is, Labor is not leaving much of a brand. More than a few candidates seem to want to be Greens (green posters) or Community Alliance Party (same shade of orange). ALP candidates also have sky blue, red and a darker, Liberal-style blue. No matter what the colour, their names are so small, when driving at 80 I can’t read them at all.

Labor isn’t alone in that, the libs are doing it too. You would be hard pressed to find out which party someone is representing based on the road signs without looking very closely.

But I gather that is the ploy from both sides. Get a name out, don’t overtly associate to a particular party and who knows on polling day someone may vote for you without realising you are on the wrong side of politics.

kakosi 10:21 pm 27 Sep 12

I like them as they help me recognise the names of politicians I won’t vote for.

Got a fridge magnet with some would-be politician’s picture on it last week – as a marketing tool it obviously failed, but it’s holding up various bits of paper quite well 🙂

Jivrashia 7:44 pm 27 Sep 12

Ellenborough St., Kaleen.
Candidate poster on the Gungahlin Drive bridge that is visible for people travelling west (from Kaleen to City).

I THINK it’s an ACT election candidate, as opposed to a missing person sign, but too small to see who or what party he represent. (can only make out that it’s a male candidate)

It’s not an eye-sore, but there was no way I would spend too much visual time off the road in front to try to make out the name of the candidate. Not all voters have 20-20 vision.

1337Hax0r 7:34 pm 27 Sep 12

I have seen a whole pile appear on Isabella Drive. Then to my amusement, some were ripped down, and replaced by some from another faction and so on. They are now all quite close to street poles, I assume to prevent people running over them. With the wind the other day several got loose and were blowing over the road. I watched one blow up in a gust. If a car had come along it would have plastered itself across their windscreen.
In the past I had a sign for the Guinea Pig show blow off the side of the road and the stick hit my car, putting a small dint in it. I didn’t bother even contacting them as the dint was so small it’s hardly noticeable, but it would have made a big difference if it hit my windscreen.
These signs are a nusience, people who put them up should be fined.

cranky 6:17 pm 27 Sep 12

Having driven Erindale Drive a number of times recently, my mind has been exercised by the possibility of incinerating the Joyous Burch corflutes.

Along the lines of a powerful water pistol squirting petroleum jelly, covering each face, and then igniting same with some form of flame thrower.

This is all beyond my technical talents, so I would appreciate input from similarly inclined Defence related arsonists. 🙂

housebound 5:07 pm 27 Sep 12

watto23 said :

Its called brand recognition. There will be plenty of people who vote based on who they’ve heard of or seen. After all only a stupid person would vote for someone they know nothing about….

Thing is, Labor is not leaving much of a brand. More than a few candidates seem to want to be Greens (green posters) or Community Alliance Party (same shade of orange). ALP candidates also have sky blue, red and a darker, Liberal-style blue. No matter what the colour, their names are so small, when driving at 80 I can’t read them at all.

M0les 4:54 pm 27 Sep 12

Yes, it’s really passe and pointless.

I would say I won’t vote for anyone I see such a sign for, but that’s a given anyway and thus isn’t much of a threat.

watto23 4:44 pm 27 Sep 12

Its called brand recognition. There will be plenty of people who vote based on who they’ve heard of or seen. After all only a stupid person would vote for someone they know nothing about….

artuoui 4:11 pm 27 Sep 12

I love the fact that, by and large, the fight for recognition is against their fellow party candidates.

Reprobate 3:55 pm 27 Sep 12

To any candidate reading this – if I see your face or name on a roadside sign littering Canberra’s roadways, I will be sure to put your vote at the bottom of my voting paper.

PS why put your desperate faces on them anyway, we vote by names/party groups and not by attractiveness.

johnboy 3:48 pm 27 Sep 12

Wrong as usual SnapperJack.

Evil_Kitten 3:46 pm 27 Sep 12

I actually find them really distracting driving at night in the dark areas, as I’m usually keeping an eye out for roos and sometimes from a distance in the unlit areas you just see “an object” and it’s not till you get closer you realise it’s just a stupid sign.

SnapperJack 3:45 pm 27 Sep 12

Well I actually thought that *all* roadside signs – not just political – were banned in the ACT. Something to do with the garden city image. I know that in past elections whenever signs appeared they were quickly confiscated by rangers so I don’t know why we have such a tsunami of them this time.

dpm 3:38 pm 27 Sep 12

I’m with you on this! If they think i’m stupid enough to simply vote for the person whose name I saw last (or the most) on the side of the road, they’re mistaken (I’m talking to you Liberals, with your cars/trailers stopped all over the Parkway!). Talk about desperate!
If you want people to remember you favourably on polling day, come up with sound policy ideas and promote them. People will then decide if they like your direction or not!

m@ 3:09 pm 27 Sep 12

Problem is, it’s the politicians who’d have to ban ’em!

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