Monday, 6 October 2014

Election odds and ends

First and foremost - Referendum Debate - Town Hall 7.30

More details here:

Poster Girl

Enjoyed hearing Judy Martin's anecdote on putting posters up. During the last election, her supporters said she was already well known in the district, and didn't need any posters up and about. Then she goes out canvassing.

Person on doorstep: "Oh, are you standing? I haven't seen your face about?", meaning, of course, no posters among all the others. She rectified that, and learnt a valuable lesson. You need some posters to bring yourself to the electorate's attention, otherwise they will not know you are standing!

And on the seventh day….

I also enjoyed the BBC Radio Jersey clip of the States sitting on the budget in which Philip Ozouf, with manic exhuberance, gives a rapid fire list of all that he has achieved positively in the budget. Somewhere in the middle, or maybe towards the end, he pauses for one fatal second.

And then comes Roy Le Herriesier's booming voice:

"And on the seventh day, he rested!"

House erupts in laughter, and there is no possible comeback from that position.


If you have grey hair and beard, rather tired eyes, and a rather doleful unsmiling expression, perhaps the best political cliché is not that adopted by Geoff Habin – "A Fresh Face in Politics". A new face, perhaps, but that rather tired visage comes across as anything but fresh.

Sense and Ability

Do any of these quotes from Jane Austen's book fit Lyndon Farnham whose slogan is "sense and ability"?

"I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours."

"Always prudence and honour and duty."

"That is what I like; that is what a young man ought to be. Whatever be his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave him no sense of fatigue."

Answers on a postcard, please to the Dashwood Sisters, Norland Park.

And finally….

I had an election manifesto from Graham Truscott, with a small piece of paper attached by staple, telling me he had called but I was out.

What would like to know is this: does he prepare some manifestoes ready-stapled for use at houses when no one is present, or does he carry around with him manifesto, small piece of paper, and small stapler?

It is upon deep questions like this that I will decide where to cast my vote.

1 comment:

wayne said...

I'm sure a lot of people would have felt the same about Habin, he came across as a tired out tortoise at the local hustings meetings..