Monday, September 15, 2008

Rahim Worried


Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

Signs Lyrics by Five Man Electrical Band

Week one of the hottest election contest in Edmonton. I am speaking of course of my riding Edmonton Strathcona where Linda Duncan of the NDP is running again against the incumbent Rahim (dolittle) Jaffer.

And is Rahim worried? You bet. In the past Rahim has waited to put up signs in front of houses, relying instead on his landlord business pals to put up big signs on their buildings.
But last week, he was out with lawn signs, as was Linda.

If the battle of the signs is any indication, this will be a close race.
Though as an old pal of mine once said; boulevards don't vote, belittling the impact of lawn signs in public space rather than in front of houses. A message that seems lost on the Liberal candidate Claudette Roy who has few lawn signs up in front of homes relying instead on littering the 99th St. hill with her signs.



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4 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

Saw a great pic on another Alberta blogger (David) showing a row of houses with Linda's signs on them. That pic is showing households to will voting for Linda.

It would be great if you asked David if you could have that pic.

eugene plawiuk said...

Funny last time I checked Daveberta was a Liberal Mouthpiece except when it comes to Edmonton Strathcona where he lives, then he votes strategically; that is he supports Linda and the NDP.

Ian said...

Daveberta hearts the Alberta Liberals but as the AL's will be quick to tell you, they're not affiliated with Dion et. al. So Daveberta has no trouble supporting Taft provincially but Duncan federally.

janfromthebruce said...

Good for Dave - thanks! Well you should ask him if you could use that picture of Linda's signs. It was great.