I woke up this morning to find this monstrosity cable-tied to the telegraph pole outside our front gate:
Now, while I’m sure there’s a large portion of the Irish electorate who’d love to see the heads of certain Irish politician’s on a pole, I don’t think this is quite what they had in mind!
I’m sure Cllr. Adrian Healy is a lovely man… but do I really want to look at him every morning while waiting to deposit the munchkins on the school bus? I don’t think so! Incidentally, this poster wasn’t up when I went to bed past midnight last night (I know, because I had to pop out to the car for something), it was surreptitiously positioned in the dead of night by the election poster wraiths.
These ethereal creatures of the darkness are mercifully scarce, but the population explodes rapidly pre-election, and left unchecked can quickly reach plague proportions. Sneaker than a malevolent super-sleuth, they could certainly teach the CIA or MI6 a thing or two about moving around undetected. They’re practically invisible: we only know they exist at all because of the conspicuous trail of unflattering mugshots they leave in their wake to torture the general population.
Stop polluting our countryside with poster politics and start tackling the issues!
POLITICIANS: you’re not that pretty!
Stop trying to win our votes with banal posters and start tackling the issues — show us what you believe in, what you stand for, and what you’re going to do for our community if you want our votes.
All these posters do is sully the view, generally annoy the electorate and add to Ireland’s growing waste mountain.
See some sense… please!