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By-election thoughts

The by-election in Guelph is still in its early 'phony war' stage, where it seems only politicos are paying much attention, but there is enough happening to keep things interesting. Some of the Liberal signs are getting 'decorated' with swasticas, a rather lame way of protesting much of anything as it automatically invokes Godwin's law. Not only is it an ineffective means of protest, the people who did it painted the swasticas backward. Way to go.

There are a few interesting blogposts and stories out in the last few days.

Jason Cherniak weighs in with a pre-post-mortem on the Guelph by-election.

The Mercury has one of its best pieces to date on this by-election, poking some fun at all of the campaigns' for some of their actions to date. They've also done an interesting analysis of all the campaign signs from a graphic design/marketing point of view.

A fourth candidate has joined the race, which will make Mike Nagy the fifth one to register once he catches up with the "Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada" (h/t GuelphVotes).

After being on a negative offensive for nearly six months, the Tories, without a hint of irony, say the Liberals are being negative. Somehow the CPC candidate being unable to answer a question without PMO's help is the Liberals' fault, I suppose.

Also worth note is that both Ontario Young Liberals and the Young Greens of Canada are converging on Guelph this weekend, which should make for an interesting few days.

Posted at 10:12 on August 06, 2008

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BCer in Toronto (bcinto.blogspot.com) writes at Wed Aug 6 14:11:02 EDT 2008...

Are those (minus the swastikas of course)the standard Liberal lawnsigns? I recall the Coulon's Outremont signs being red and green.

annie (google.ca) writes at Wed Aug 6 15:52:27 EDT 2008...

The picture of the Cross on the liberal sign, is a religious synmbol, as it rotates to the left, and the Nazi symbol rotates to the right ....Swastika

Stephen writes at Wed Aug 6 19:15:34 EDT 2008...

Is it true there's no sign of Dion on Frank Valeriote's campaign literature?

Jeff writes at Thu Aug 7 09:25:31 EDT 2008...

Is it true Gloria Kovach can't speak without Stephen Harper's permission?

David Graham (cdlu.net) writes at Thu Aug 7 09:30:36 EDT 2008...


I believe the Valeriote signs are unique to this riding. I'm not sure what the national campaign template is.

annie, I highly doubt the vandals, who struck repeatedly and on replaced signs, were spreading religious love.

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