Rakai yes, but then it wouldn’t have been even more obvious that it was a photoshop creation, and I’m sure DPF wouldn’t have fallen for it…though who knows? Gut feeling tells me that DPF was well aware it was a Photoshop production, and was just having some fun with us.
Photoshop or not it’s a great laugh. Frankly credit to anyone who can actually find a NZF billboard this year- thought they were extinct after the last election. However there seems to be a theme building here
2005: Winston as Jesus, walking on water,
so in 2011: Winston wins the World Cup???
haha the best thing about political billboards is the graffiti. For example, down the road from my place is an ACT zero tolerance for crime one which has been tagged up – kinda neatly illustrates their point.
Billboards are not as much fun as they used to be. Someone I’ve known since I was born had fun back in the 1978 election in Palmy (and face it – there’s neber been that much to do in Palmy!!). Joe Walding lost the Palmy electorate to John Lithgow in the Muldoon landslide of 1975, so in 1978, the town was full of piccies of Big Joe with “Re-elect Joe Walding” on them – so it seemed like the natural thing to do to change re-elect to re-eject……
adc: Well spotted. That’s shocking grammar and punctuation. Perhaps he’s so short of funds he’s had to hire the local greengrocer to do his signs – you know, the person you find in every town advertising his tomato’s and avocado’s.
Much as I have no time for Winston I do wonder whether, if I popped across to precious Chris Trotter’s blog and accused the author of maternal incest, my comment wouldn’t be sent to oblivion by the ubiquitous and eponymous “blog producer”?
The latest billboard to go up at the busy Bayfair intersection, Mt Maunganui, reads: “Politicians don’t need to retouch their photos. Yeah, right.” It’s a Tui, of course.
And on the same subject, 15 k’s to the east at Papamoa, there are three “headstone” size signs stuck in the roadside verge, all reading “I’m voting for Winston, our MP.” As Papamoa is in the Bay of Plenty electorate where Peter Brown is supposed to be the Peters Party candidate, we beach locals are wondering who could be so confused to do such a thing – especially as it’s a good hour’s walk to the nearest rest home.
This unhealthy obsession with a totally descredited and rather sad throw back to the 1970s is not doing any of us any good.
Think positive folks. In less than 3 weeks NZ will be rid of the Winston-Labour Government and will be a far better place for that.
I think too a large number of foreign governments will breath a sigh of relief. Just trying to figure what part of the NZ Government Winston First is speaking for must exercise many minds. I mean just how do you react to those briefing papers and the comment that his favourite exercise is ironing his sox with a glass of JW (Blue) in his hand?