The George Lee Effect

June 4, 2009

For many the entrance of George Lee into the political arena has been a breath of fresh air and given the electorate a sense of hope, much absent in our political and economic landscape this past 6 months.

Recycle or Respray: Stephen O'Shea

Recycle or Respray: Stephen O'Shea

With his appearance on the Fine Gael ticket many voters, otherwise undecided or reluctant to vote Fine Gael, now feel his presence brings credibility, weight and true opposition to Fianna Fail.

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The disappearance of the Dropping Well Rhino

May 23, 2009
Dropping Well Rhino- too much to drink?

Dropping Well Rhino- too much to drink?

It was a wet week on the campaign trail and the spirits of the voters were down.  Bad weather, bad government, gloomy economic forecasts.  Not much to cheer.  George Lee did his best to add some optimism, smiling at us from atop the poles (if you’ll forgive the pun).   But, even he couldn’t allay my fears around the possible re-zoning of the Holy Cross School.  I duly turned up at the Fine Gael public meeting and addressed my questions on the issue to George.  The answer was vague.  But that’s ok.  As I keep saying let’s vote local on the local issues and national in the bi-election.  George doesn’t have to concern himself with the Holy Cross School: I do as do George’s Fine Gael councilor candidates.

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To post(er) or not to post(er)

May 17, 2009

Excuse my bastardisation of the language.  As the local, European and bi-elections have started in earnest,  there is not a spare pole to be spotted around the country.  The fine faces of our politicians and councilors smile out at us expectantly: vote me, vote me.

Though I’d like to feature high in the polls, I’m nowhere to be spotted on the poles! My campaign is more of the virtual sort.  I’m new to this virtual world but if Obama taught us a thing or two it’s the power of the online world.

How consequential is a poster campaign?  Will it persuade a voter to vote me.  Yes, we all want exposure.  And yes, it’s hard to get to everybody.  George Lee, in our bi-election, benefits from his huge profile through his fine career in RTE.  Some of us are less fortunate, especially the newbies like myself.  But, I rely on my work to-date and my proposed agenda of issues that impact our community.  Vote me, vote me.