Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Asymmetrical Advertising

The Liberals have released their campaign slogan, "Choose Your Canada". It's OK, but with Paul Martin's emphasis on asymmetrical federalism, it would make more sense for the Liberals to come up with a different slogan for each province.

Courtesy of the Liberal mole, I've received a draft of the province-by-province slogans the Liberal party plans to unveil this weekend:

Newfoundland: "Just like Danny Williams, Paul isn't very big on flying the Canadian flag either."

Nova Scotia: (I could not obtain a copy of this slogan since the original one has been rejected and will not be used. However, it may still make an appearance on the Liberal website early next week.)

PEI: "We are firmly committed to delivering...what? There are only four seats? Screw this."

New Brunswick: "A Harper defeat is the only way for you to get rid of Bernard Lord as your Premier."

Quebec: "You wouldn't even have the Bloc if it wasn't for Jean Lapierre; show the man some respect."

Ontario: "Stephen Harper! BOGETY BOGETY BOO!"

Manitoba: "Remember Louis..."

Saskatchewan: "Ralph Goodale: The Finance Minister of choice for 7 out of 10 income trust traders."

Alberta: "Bite Me!"

British Columbia: "Dude, we've promised to decriminalize pot for three years. Yeah, we haven't got around to it, but you know how hard it is to remember to do stuff."

Territories: "Yeah, our Kyoto plan is a joke. But can you honestly say you're against global warming?"


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:33 p.m.  

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    By Blogger NorthBayTrapper, at 1:36 p.m.  

  • Apparently the Libs have a new slogan...launched today Susan Murray. (They'll probably dump it later today, I'm thinking...)

    From Bourque's...

    ""THAT'S BULL****!"
    Eagle-eye'd Bourque regular Riley Hennessey reports that "the Liberals are so desperate, that they are resorting to profanity on national television. On this morning's Politics program with Don Newman, Liberal strategist Susan Murray (Ed: strategist?), a longtime CBC reporter, no less, lashed out at the NDP's margarine-like Brad Lavigne. After Brad said that the Liberals are running on 12 years of broken promises, Susan lost her cool. "Thats Bull****!" she blurted out. Brad Lavigne raised his eyebrows in astonishment, but carried on while she continued to attack him. This can be found by clicking on the Wednesday AM broadcast of Newman's Politics show. Fast forward to minute 20:00-23:00 to see the entire exchange. At exactly minute 21:20, she lashed out at Brad and blurted "Thats Bull****". You know the campaign is sinking when Susan resorts to profanity when she trys to make a point. This is the kind of negative campaign the Liberals will run from this point on."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:50 p.m.  

  • Anon, who the hell cares? Oh no somebody said "Bull shit on TV"! The horrors!

    By Blogger Jason Cherniak, at 1:56 p.m.  

  • I think she actually said "fuddle-duddle".

    Honestly, who really cares if she swore on a panel show?

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:59 p.m.  

  • You're right... it's not a big deal. But it does affirm the frustration that the Liberal spinners feel at trying to defend their party's record.

    By Anonymous Shabbadoo, at 2:46 p.m.  

  • Thanks .. needed the laugh .

    I can see Susan (I worked with her when I was a audio tech at CBC) saying somthing like that, but who really cares.

    By Blogger AC@43, at 2:51 p.m.  

  • Liberals better be hoping these ads work, because based on my seat forecaster I just wrote an article that we could be looking at a "Mulroney size majority."

    By Blogger The Truth Hurts, at 2:53 p.m.  

  • Susan is one of the worst Liberal mouthpieces available. She talks too fast and nervously, and presents an air of constant desperation, snideness, arrogance, and snipinesss.

    So, if she gets a little rough and dirty, that's just what happens when you corner a pit bull, non?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:08 p.m.  

  • No TTH, not that big. More likely 145-150. Close enough to sense it, but just short enough to keep the troops disciplined.

    The Grits may be in freefall, but they have a floor (70-75). With the Bloc at 55-60 seats, a Brian-sized blowout remains tantalizingly out of reach. However, PMPM will not be pulling and Trudeau-like return from the dead. Once SH in sworn in, Martin is going to have to walk around with his back against the nearest wall. That should keep the remaining Grits in line.

    By Anonymous herringchoker, at 3:33 p.m.  

  • My fellow grad student here at Dal is the one who is getting the credit for catching the "That's Bullshit!" statement. My hat goes off to him; I caught it also but didn't think to start circulating the quote.
    It is a big deal; there's words that are considered inappropriate for public television, bullshit is one of them. It happened early in the day so not many people west of Ontario would have heard it, but those of us here in the Atlantic, Maritime, Quebec, and Ontario regions certainly did. Say you had a six-year old kid that was watching the news with you and they heard that. Not a good thing.
    Clearly the Board is feeling the heat in a big way, and their frustrations are really starting to get the better of them.

    By Blogger RGM, at 4:44 p.m.  

  • Kudos. Those are great.

    By Blogger The Truth Hurts, at 6:34 p.m.  

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    By Blogger Sean, at 6:59 p.m.  

  • The slogan for Alberta should actually be, if I remember correctly, "Blow Me!"

    And I don't think anyone cares that she said "bullshit" on TV, it's how flustered she was getting, and some see it as an echo of the Liberal campaign as of late.

    By Blogger Sean, at 7:02 p.m.  

  • We have SAT TV out here Richard, we saw and heard. Tsk, Susan, what a pit bullette you are! Her facial expressions are great to watch while we drink our morning coffee. I think I had a teacher like her in the third grade.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:47 p.m.  

  • Nah hah - it's hard to choose which one I like better, actually, but I'm very excited for the unveiling of Nova Scotia's.

    By Blogger Lois, at 12:27 p.m.  


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  • Is Susan Murray working for Brison because she shares his passion for gay rights, or because she supports the Liberals? I am not being negative, just curious where she is coming from.

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