News from the campaign trail in Dunedin
My friend Victor Billot, who is standing for the Alliance in Dunedin North has an amusing account of yesterday's 'Political Idol' contest hosted by the Otago Polytech. With so much political debate overshadowed by egos, a little good natured humiliation of candidates during the election campaign can't be a bad thing.
This involved "highly undignified things" like a three legged race (a metaphor for coalitions perhaps?) and a rap contest where "candidates had to rhyme their policies over a phat hip hop beat."
Victor gives each rap a rating, yet modestly refuses to rate his own performance. But given Victor's musical talents I suspect he probably did a lot better than he indicates.
Hopefully someone has had the good sense to record these impromptu campaign ditties :)