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2:54pm on Friday, 23rd April, 2010:

Big Holes


We got one of those wonderfully home-made election leaflets today, from the Liberal Democrats. It's one sheet of double-sided A4, folded to make an A5 booklet with little articles in it. Here's an excerpt:

There's so much mockable material here, it's hard to know where to start — the text running on from the headline, the poor text justification that leads to "in-cluding" and "villag-es", the logo that crosses the centre of the page in both directions so it has two folds over it. Ah, it's good to know that not all politicians can hire professionals to lay out their literature in a pleasing way.

The reason I'm blogging this, though, rather than the article that has no capital letters in its headline or the article where he cements his local roots by proudly boasting that his "great great grandfather, William Raven, was the first policeman in Elmstead Market in 1855", is the photograph. I don't know what it is about politicians and holes, but whenever they're photographed with one, they seem to be compelled to point at it.

He's got no chance of being elected, which is just as well because I might not have voted for him if he did.

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