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Thursday, August 11, 2005

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 :)

3 Comments:

At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the Alliance will be entering NZ Idol then. Great, about the right level for most talentless no hopers. Lucky voting is don't via Idol as well.

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger Joe Hendren said...

Yeah we will be singing the Red Flag.

"Lucky voting is don't via Idol as well"

Sorry, is that a sentence? Perhaps the right wing shouldn't underfund schools after all :)

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Comrade_Tweek said...

Judging by the tone and content of his/her email, it sounds like Anonymous could be a frustrated ex-Idol contestant.

 

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