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With rumbles about that the Tasmanian election is a tad “boring”

“Despite a malcontent labeling, like a child on school holiday, Burnie’s debate “boring”, it was wonderful to see so many people engaged and interested in this election.”
http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5234410/debate-offers-chance-to-be-above-average/

Could the whole show be livened up with more of a carnival atmosphere?

When campaigning in Deloraine, and seeing my logo ~ a lion for Lyons ~ an old chap asked me if I was a member of the Lions Club.

I answered “No” but did reflect on the question.

This reflection led to a little humour with the suggestion of a Lyons Club, as a way to celebrate elections in Lyons.

There is a festival in India where men with bellies to boast of, paint them as lions.

Are there any politicians in Lyons who would qualify for a painted belly?

This would be the one time, from time to time, when the belly would be an icon to honour.

Maintaining equality will be a challenge, but we can wonder about that.

Each electorate could choose their own themes, such as Bass, being named after a mariner, the explorer who sailed with Flinders, might have a maritime theme.

Instead of only winners celebrating election wins, having a carnival theme at the time of the polls, would make election campaigns more interesting.

With a Poll Day Festival, everyone would be able to celebrate the carnival of our democracy.

Winning isn’t everything, and nor should it be.

Authorised by: Jennifer Bolton, 39A Bridge Street, Ross
Kim Peart, candidate for Lyons … a lion for Lyons, a tiger for Tasmania