Last week I received a shocking mailout for Dianne Watts and the Conservative party. It was a classic example of “politics of fear,”a policy much favoured by Stephen Harper.
On reading it, one could almost imagine smiling ISIS soldiers in their trucks, black flags waving, guns firing in the air, driving up King George Boulevard. The message, of course, was that only Mr. Harper could protect us from these monsters.
On the other side was a lovely photo of Dianne Watts, the Tory candidate for South Surrey-White Rock.
For the first time in my life, I phoned her campaign office and told them I was deeply offended by this advertisement. The woman I spoke with graciously apologized for the offensive piece, saying that it had come directly from Ottawa.
If that is in fact the case, what does this say for our “leader,” who sees fit to design such an outrageous advertisement, place the photograph of his candidate on the reverse side, without her knowledge and approval, and mail it out to the constituents?
It makes one wonder just how much say Dianne Watts will have should she win the election and become a part of his government
Sybil Rowe, Surrey
No terrorists under the bed
The campaign leaflet I received this past week from Dianne Watts caused me to look under my bed for terrorists. All I found was dust, but I was unable to determine if the dust had been thoroughly screened and whether or not a terrorist mite still lingered there.
Honestly, this is the most absurd piece of political literature I’ve ever seen.
David Klassen, Surrey