Round up of Day 6 of the campaign on the web
Press release titles of the day? For the chuckle factor anyway. Kenny’s appeal goes down the YouTubes in video views stakes – Ambrose. Councillor Siobhan Ambrose, Fianna Fáil candidate in Tipperary South thinks that because more people have seen her youtube video than a version of Enda Kenny’s party conference speech that Enda is becoming less popular. (Whisper to FineGaelers – organise a clickathon and that’ll be the end of that. Not that I’m at all suggesting that is what Councillor Ambrose did.)
Cllr. Aidan Culhane (Dublin South) wishes everyone a happy bank holiday weekend by reminding us it’s on the Labour Party. Hmmm…
If you have not seen it yet, the national treasure that is Vincent Browne asking a few questions of Bertie Ahern. 2007′s Twink tapes? Someone will rap to it yet! And the suit Vincent?! Brilliant!
I thought I’d have a look at some non political bloggers who are commenting on the election, some of the specialist bloggers in fact. Whilst waiting for Kieran and the crew in IceCream Ireland to post the pic of Jackie Healy-Rae licking a 99, I came across Through the Lens, a group blog by photographers with a post giving plenty of portrait advice to the parties. Edelmann have a PR blog on elections in Europe in 2007, their Director of Public Affairs in Dublin blogs about the latest goings on for a European audience.
Back to the candidates, Cllr. Eric Byrne (Labour) says he wouldn’t fancy going for a pint with Frank Luntz, I know a few people who have been forced to be in Luntz’s company who’d agreed with Eric. Roderic O’Gorman (Green) is the first candidate to videoblog in Dublin West – well that’s what it says here. And spot the compost bin!
John Bracken’s posters are causing many a smile as is the photoshopping, John’s website has more photos, and a campaign commitment to sending all judges for psychological counselling twice a year. Has anyone found the song yet?
And here at IrishElection.com we’re rather chuffed at the selection as Blog of the Week (sub. req.) in the Irish Times. It’s been a fun first week covering the twists and turns, and there are 19 days to go!