Wednesday, September 07, 2005

back from beyond

Back from the land of the wrong white crowd, which is currently in election mode. Incumbent Labour PM, Helen Clark, is being challenged by another bland bloke from the National party, Don Brash.

From what I could see the conservatives are using the same line that the Libs successfully employed in Australia last time – playing on issues like tax and encouraging individual greed over the general wellbeing of the wider community. With MMP (a type of proportional representation) minor parties are fighting for their piece of the pie. There is the right wing ACT, which seems to be campaigning on a ‘zero tolerance’ platform and the Greens, who are angling to form an alliance with Labour if they are returned. The outcome could be interesting.

The country is a flood with billboards spruiking the various parties and candidates. National has a series of striking red/blue ones putting Clark and Brash head to head on various of issues. I found one that didn’t go through central intelligence, in a Wellington café.

(Clarke: He is disrespectful to women)
(Brash: Fuksakes! How was I supposed to know she was a woman?!)*

* the word on the street is that the PM is a lesbian, which in a parliament of Rastafarians and transsexuals, is hardly an election issue.


Blogger Brownie said...

I wish she was ours.

6:35 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Anything is better than the rectum licking rodent we have, but she is a standout in the world of political scum.

6:57 pm  

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