Monday, May 18, 2009

A Political Geek Abroad

Imagine going away on a much needed holiday - and spending your time taking photos of election posters. How completely sad is that? Surely nobody would do that....

Unless of course, they are Mark Pack, who has decided that the delights of British Columbia include the election posters and he has posted some very useful observations for us all to read.

You may scoff, but I can't. Some of my Scottish colleagues will remember my return from Mallorca in May 2003 just after their elections to the Balearic Parliament. I had a whole wallet of photographs taken of the posters there, how effective they were with their eye catching colours and designs - primary colours and pretty flowers were the ones I liked best. Unfortunately, these weren't the posters of the winners - the right wing Partido Popular got a surprise overall majority after the Socialists had done their best to put tourists off by refusing to let them park anywhere and making them pay an Eco Tax.

The classiest poster I can remember ever seeing was on the then home of the incoming Mayor of Calvia, Carlos Delgado. When I say home, I mean castle which had a whole wall devoted to telling us to vote for him. He won. And the reason I know he won? Yes, I sat up and watched the election results, in Spanish, on the last night of my holiday.

Anyway, I remember how my colleagues' eyes glazed over as I enthusiastically took them through The Election Posters of Mallorca..........

And I have the nerve to complain about living with a health and safety adviser...

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4 comments:

Stephen Glenn said...

*wakes up*

Sorry you finally finished talking about the Mallorcan posters then :P

Ruaraidh said...

When I was ten, it so happened that I was in Florida with my family just as the presidential election recounts were going on. I still occasionally get stick from my parents for holding us up from theme parks so I could watch the news.

Caron said...

You have a nerve, Mr Glenn:-).

And Ruaraidh, that's brilliant!

Mark Pack said...

Just to reassure you, I did also eat plenty of chocolate on holiday.

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