Sunday, August 4, 2013

Schapelle Corby - Campaigning in key Federal seats (Queensland), on Sunday 4 August 2013

A letter to the ALP's candidate for Forde (in Queensland), Des Hardman . . .

Dear Des,

Olley's Orange Country Market is packed with people on a Sunday afternoon, they sell great fruit and vegies much cheaper than Woolies - it's also in your electorate of Forde, in St. Aldwyn Road, North MacLean.  Here's St. Aldwyn Road on Google maps and here it is, as located in your electorate.  And as I'm sure you know, Forde is a key seat that changed hands at the last election and is now held by the LNP on a wafer thin margin.

Now, on Sunday 4 August 2013, activists handed out around 150 flyers, front page here, back page here at Olley's - as well as displaying the large, graphic poster seen at the top of this blog post.  They also left a good sized calling card on the public notice board right next to Olley's front door, seen here.  I've also heard that info will be kept in place throughout this election campaign, at that spot.

Now, as you know - Queenslanders aren't known for being particularly politically correct - so I'll relay some of their less colourful comments. This one about politicians in general (including your mate Kevin Rudd), "They're all a bunch of useless cockheads" - and about Schapelle "That girl should have been home years go" and "I don't believe she did it."

Plus this issue got a very high profile outing on the social media on Sunday 4 August, check out this Guardian Australia thread.

Much more of the same coming Des . . .

PS - I also hear there was quite a bit of activity at The Logan Hyperdome over the weekend, as described here.