Thursday, 18 March 2010

More envelopes

arrived yesterday. I am wondering how many trees they had to cut down for this election. Too many.
There were three from the present government, one from the opposition and two from 'independent' candidates. One of the 'independent' candidates is sending his preferences to the government and is, more than likely, actually a government candidate. (His policies are identical but he emphasises one issue.) The other independent candidate is a bit of a puzzle but at least is leaving it up to his voters to decide where to put their preferences.
There are no female candidates.
One of the missives from the present government is addressed to my father and another is addressed to someone who would appear to be married to my father but who bears my name. I am of a mind to re-address the envelope and send it back saying that this person does not exist. Instead I sent an e-mail telling the candidate that attention to details was essential if they wish to succeed as a politician. It will do no good but it relieved my frustration just a little.
At least there can be no more political advertising on live media until after the election is over. That means no more tax-payer funds can be used for the moment. Business will resume as usual immediately the election is over - or that, I am reliably informed, is the plan. The government sees a loss as inconceivable. Perhaps.
We might end up with a change of government but the pundits say this is unlikely. There is the possibility of a hung parliament. That might be interesting but awkward with the fixed term.
I wonder if anything would have changed if, like Rip Van Winkle, I slept for 20 years?

4 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

Holly was right - "you cannot cure stupid" - I have tried...been suffering for some time now....

It's getting to be a bit of a farce - keep thinking I've seen the film of it and it was in black and white...this election seems more fuzzy round the edges though...

catdownunder said...

Very fuzzy - and I am not idiotic enough to gamble, let alone gamble on the outcome of this election!

Donna Hosie said...

The amount of money and resources spent on elections is outrageous, but at least we don't live in the US where it is a thousand times worse.

catdownunder said...

True Donna - at least people do not need to be millionaires yet (although it seems to be heading that way!)