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Sunday, November 13, 2005
Things go better with Coke
In British Columbia, municipal elections will be held on Saturday.
While out on my travels this week, I found an election advertisement for a left-leaning coalition that was trying to challenge the traditional big two in Vancouver politics (the Non-Partisan Association and the Committee of Progressive Electors).
The leaflet read, in part:
"Protecting Educating Peace Sovreignty [sic] Environment
Take the P.E.P.S.E. Challenge
Join the P.E.P.S.E. Generation"
The PEPSE coalition was so new, mind you, that they were inviting anyone who wanted to run for them to telephone them. All they had was a catchy acronym.
That said, the actual name of the coalition doesn't seem to make sense!
I think that going for the easily remembered acronym, no matter the cost is a old trick. But, as far as I can remember, only the left seems to use that trick.
Can Shotgun readers recall other unwieldy political names?
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The Waffle Party.
Posted by: Speller | 2005-11-13 9:43:09 PM
How about Liberal!
Posted by: Horny Toad | 2005-11-13 9:51:02 PM
CRAP = Conservative Reform Alliance Party. Whoever thought that was a good idea should have been fired.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-11-13 10:28:57 PM
How about Active Socialists Relying on Everyone's tax dollars.-----A.R.S.E.
Posted by: Mallard | 2005-11-13 10:58:00 PM
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