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"Don't vote for Mr Burns!"

Wednesday 7 September 2005

"Don't vote for Mr Burns!"

A group called "The Lisa Simpsons" proudly and openly claims the credit for altering large numbers of Don Brash billboards overnight and says it plans to keep doing so throughout the country. The Lisa Simpsons were out last night "repackaging" Don Brash to an image that will be more familiar and also more informative for many New Zealanders: the big business, pro-nuclear face of Montgomery Burns from TV’s The Simpsons.

Mr Burns wears an election rosette, with the nuclear symbol in the centre, surrounded by ‘Business Roundtable’.

A spokesperson for The Lisa Simpsons say the group's publicity campaign is aimed at warning other young people about how ghastly New Zealand could be with Mr Brash as leader. "We’re not supporting any particular party, we don't have any corporate backing or marketing firms, we're just very concerned at the idea that Don Brash could come to power and take New Zealand back into a dark era of new right economics, low health and education spending, racial and cultural division and anti-environment policies."

"Lisa Simpson seems like a fitting guide this election: she stands for seeing through insincere politicians and manipulative election campaigning. A Business Roundtable backed candidate using cash bribes (tax cuts) and racism to disguise his real political agenda is worthy of a Simpson's episode itself."

"In this election campaign of dirty tricks and unacknowleged funders, we want to declare openly that our printing cost $500, we paid for it ourselves and our motive is to warn others about not getting a leader backed by the Business Roundtable or religious cults, keen on overturning the nuclear-free policy and willing to use fear and intolerance to gain political support."

We have friends helping our campaign in several other parts of the country.

“Like Burns, Brash would be bad for the environment, bad for health and education and bad for the economy, so we also encourage young people to get out and vote and make sure Burns doesn’t become Prime Minister”

Don't vote for Brash!

ENDS

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