Monday, September 05, 2005

Hard Slog Ahead

It has been an exceptionally busy week, hence the lack of recent blog entries.

The last few days in particular have been hectic. Our second major electorate-wide electorate has been parcelled out to our team of deliverers across the electorate, I've had a cluster of speaking engagements with local community groups, door knocking in the Pigeon Mountain area has commenced, the signage network has been expanded (and repaired where necessary), and I have commenced bus stop visits to meet local residents first thing in the morning.

I've had some particularly enjoyable meetings with the Shakti Seniors group, the Selwyn Seniors, and Half Moon Bay Rotary. People at the meetings were extremely interested in the election, and had plenty of searching questions. I appreciated the opportunity.

The recent polls suggest a hard slog ahead for Labour to win a third term, so the next two weeks promise to be even busier. I am on annual leave now, so campaigning is now a full-time activity.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Translation:

"It has been an exceptionally busy week" ... I'm desperate, my campaign in floundering. Nobody knows who and I, and when they find out I'm a nieve party propagandist they like me less.

"I've had a cluster of speaking engagements with local community groups" ... I was surprised how many phone boxes were in the electorate.

"I have commenced bus stop visits to meet local residents first thing in the morning." ... voters has been very receptive. They can escape easily. I've noticed a few with iPods and walkmans. I think they might be recording my wise words.

"People at the meetings were extremely interested in the election, and had plenty of searching questions." ... because frankly they don't believe my propaganda and I know Labour is one the nose.

"I appreciated the opportunity" ... but now the time has come to admit I'm resigned to losing, and the Labour party vote slumping in Pakuranga.

"The recent polls suggest a hard slog ahead for Labour to win a third term" ... [whoops] Sorry, er, it was a rogue poll.

"I am on annual leave now, so campaigning is now a full-time activity." ... I am thankful for four weeks annual leave, because now I can take 2 weeks off for electioneering, and had time earlier in the year to prepare for the May Day parade, and preparing protest placards my union mates.

Cheezy said...

Some of those jokes might have been half-amusing if they weren't written by a functional illiterate. You fluffed all your punchlines, Anonymous!

michael wood said...

Snide and cynical Anonymous.

I'd sooner go out campaigning and be chased out of town by angry mobs than turn into a bitter and miserable creature who anonymously vents at a computer screen to get their kicks.