Truth in Political Advertising

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I’m sick of politicians making statements on their billboards that bear no semblance to reality.

Time to take action.

Re: Ewan McGregor’s Election Hoardings

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to complain about Hawke’s Bay Regional Council candidate Ewan McGregor’s election hoardings.

They clearly state “Gets things done”.

Councillor McGregor has not made any effort to justify this statement. His web site www.overthefence.co.nz has not been updated since 2010, indicating he has done nothing in the previous three years.

Cr McGregor could make a series of claims about having actually done something on his web site, but as you will see on this broken page he announces his candidacy for the 2010 election without claiming to have done anything.

Further, readers of www.whaleoil.co.nz , New Zealand’s most read political commentary site with over 3,000,000 visits per month, have been unable to explain how Cr McGregor can claim “Getting things done”. They cannot think of a single achievement Cr McGregor could possibly have claimed in his sweeping and misleading statement “Gets things done”.

Ballot papers for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election will be with voters on the 20th of September, so could you please expedite your review of this complaint as the people of Hawke’s Bay should not be mislead by Cr McGregor’s signs.

 


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  • Agent BallSack

    That overthefence link doesn’t work Cam,

    http://www.overthefence.org.nz/

  • opusx

    C’mon Cam, you’re being a bit harsh, he’s got at least one thing done…he’s hugged a tree.

    • Agent BallSack

      Prior to hitting that bastard with a Stihl!

  • Muffin

    when people stop voting based on popularity and spin and start voting based on competence and trust, then we will have a democracy that works.

    Until then this this flawed system sux!

    • Are you assuming that there would be competent and trustworthy people to vote for? Where will you find them?

      • Muffin

        If politics wasnt filled with power hungry psycopaths then maybe more people of a higher calibre might put their hand up

  • Arran Hunt

    A few more ideas. How about Ewan McGregor – Aiming for the stars, or Ewan McGregor – The best a man can get (might be a copyright breach), or Ewan McGregor – Fights the toughest stain, Ewan McGregor – Just because, or Ewan McGregor – Will buy your vote (Labour might beat him to this one)

    • CheesyEarWax

      Or Ewan McGregor – The Real Actor.

  • Michael

    We have a local Green Party member standing for council as an independent promising a brighter future.

    • richard.b

      Do they know that the sun is getting closer or something?

  • thor42

    I like THIS slogan –

  • thor42

    I like THIS slogan –

  • tarkwin

    Some clown up here is describing himself as “Your new mayor” on his signage. Must be psychic or something, we haven’t had the election yet.

  • tarkwin

    Some clown up here is describing himself as “Your new mayor” on his signage. Must be psychic or something, we haven’t had the election yet.

  • Col

    The last time I heard or read anything about him he was rabbit killer. well that’s what Beatrice Potter said.

  • Bert Root

    I’m blowed if I know who this character is, and Ive lived in Hawkes Bay all my life. Which way does he tilt? Does he have an extensive list of things he’s done right?

  • unitedtribes

    He was the same at school. He could play rugby though

    • Bert Root

      On the basis of yesterdays effort, everybody in the Bay can play rugby.

      • unitedtribes

        Not since 1969. I went to all the shield games in Napier in the 60’s HB had about 6 allblacks in those days. McGregor was head prefect at Napier BH.

        • Bert Root

          6 ABs and very little time with the Log. Bit like Auckland these days.

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