Worst election leaflet ever?

Gungahlin Al 18 September 2008 46

Could this be the worst attempt at an election leaflet ever?

I guess we shouldn’t complain. When Kerri Taranto ran (stood?) in the Federal seat of Fraser, she didn’t even have an email address or phone number published. She was uncontactable by any other way than snail mail.

So at least this time she has those bases covered. But don’t expect a website loaded with policy for her tilt at Molonglo.

We’ll have to be content to ponder the true meaning (and cost?) of her proposal for a “below-surface suburban rail network”.

Might as well discuss – it’ll be the only coverage she gets all campaign…


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I-filed I-filed 9:18 pm 19 Sep 08

It’s actually a very cool leaflet.

You can get two fonts two ways (at least). One is to use two different manuals with different fonts.

Or enlarge a couple of lines on the photocopier, cut & paste (literally) and photocopy. Voila.

Folks wouldn’t be knocking this aesthetic if it was on a poster or music cover, or a programme for a fringe event.

peter@home peter@home 7:55 pm 19 Sep 08

NickD said :

Can we run light rail in the subways?

or is it dark rail?

NickD NickD 5:44 pm 19 Sep 08

Can we run light rail in the subways?

iCanberran iCanberran 5:17 pm 19 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

iCanberran, only a matter of time before this thread gets flooded now with Open-Source zealots telling us Word isn’t the only word processor out there 🙂

I use Word as a general phrase for word processors. I prefer to use Open Office and Pages personally.

seekay seekay 3:16 pm 19 Sep 08

I like the way Ms Taranto’s policies are evolving. At the federal election she just wanted “a suburban railway in Canberra”. Now it’s a “below-surface” one. Wonder if next time round she will back an El.

Aurelius Aurelius 3:09 pm 19 Sep 08

Given the high nutjob quotient of both, it’s logical to assume it’s the same person.

jakez jakez 2:49 pm 19 Sep 08

If it’s the same woman who ran in the last Fed election, then she actually gave a pretty good speech at the formal declaration of results. I was shocked.

Aurelius Aurelius 12:46 pm 19 Sep 08

http://the-riotact.com/?p=6268
That thread is of the search for the elusive candidate during last year’s Federal election.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:43 pm 19 Sep 08

Yeah right tyler.
It was in my letterbox last night. Already someone else confirmed they got it too.
My bonafides are out there for all to see and confirm. Yours?

Al, I wasn’t suspecting that you had made it up, rather than some one with too much time whacking these up and distributing them. 😉

astrojax astrojax 12:35 pm 19 Sep 08

i rekkun this person is saving all their energy (or all there energy? all they’re energy??) for the job of government, rather than pesky campaigning. good on ’em.

and why does everyone assume a ‘below surface’ network is actually under ground? mebbe it is a natty and inventive way of merging a canal for boating with managing the city’s water crisis, set a few feet below the level of the ground..?

pity the author can’t spell ‘kerry’, but… ; )

Aurelius Aurelius 11:26 am 19 Sep 08

Why build a subway?
To connect all the secret passages under the city and Triangle 🙂

peterh peterh 11:22 am 19 Sep 08

gargamel said :

Nah – can’t be done on a typewriter as there are 2 font sizes (as I said above). It is either a daisywheel printer with multiple font sizes or a gee up with a modern computer / printer.

The real reason I’m posting though is what does “The implementation of planning a below surface suburban rail network” mean?

Does it mean start the planning phase of a subway between that goes around Weston Creek? Certainly doesn’t sound like she wants the system to go round the town centres.

why would you build an underground in canberra anyway? considering the number of faults, (earthquake) it would be a recipe for disaster. and how deep is the water aquifer here, anyway?

I personally enjoy sunlight and trees….

S4anta S4anta 11:22 am 19 Sep 08
Soolin Soolin 11:20 am 19 Sep 08

I was home when this lady came doorknocking, she’s definitely for real. She personally handed me one of these leaflets. She seemed very sincere, although a little eccentric, hence the leaflet!

peterh peterh 11:18 am 19 Sep 08

gargamel said :

Gawd – that’s OLD SKOOL!

I don’t think it was a typewriter that was used. I think it was an old daisywheel printer, probably attached to a Commodore 64 (or a Vic 20).

No hold on, it has 2 seperate sized fonts so it was intentionally done to look stupid…

Ptooey – I was hoping someone was using retro gear this election too (I have no idea why – I was just hoping OK!).

not a daisywheel then??

maybe a fujitsu or oki dot matrix….

probably an amiga.

how much retro can you get?

at least it saves on printing costs…

gargamel gargamel 11:17 am 19 Sep 08

Nah – can’t be done on a typewriter as there are 2 font sizes (as I said above). It is either a daisywheel printer with multiple font sizes or a gee up with a modern computer / printer.

The real reason I’m posting though is what does “The implementation of planning a below surface suburban rail network” mean?

Does it mean start the planning phase of a subway between that goes around Weston Creek? Certainly doesn’t sound like she wants the system to go round the town centres.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:14 am 19 Sep 08

Whoever owns it and sirtibutes it, I doubt if it would pass muster under ACT’s Electoral Act 1992, specifically section 4 and division 17.3

Linky to fact sheet

lula lula 10:46 am 19 Sep 08

Real or not, doing something that looks so different to ‘normal’ is a fantastic way to grab attention. The other flyers are all so sterile they kinda make you want to vomit with boredom.

Sammy Sammy 10:08 am 19 Sep 08

And by ‘wierd’ I of course mean ‘weird’.

Sammy Sammy 10:08 am 19 Sep 08

With regards the wierd email address, the Gordini Triumph is actually a ski goggle.

I smell a wind-up by a kid with a typewriter. Good on you.

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