Some pop song has replaced 2005's Eagle Rock in the 2009 version of Vic Labor's re-election campaign ad. You know the thing: pictures of infrastructure projects, hospitals, happy kids, nurses, teachers, fluff. Why are these blatant plugs not paid for by the ALP?
The ads aren't the only repeat of 2005/06 re-election strategy. There's deck-clearing, too.
Here's a bet: since Energy Minister Peter Batchelor... sorry, a spokesmanput the kybosh on selling coal to India - in Victoria "bad" news is always handled by a spokeman - and since the government will soon be looking to redevelop the Latrobe Valley, put all your magic beans on 2011 being the date they announce a coal deal with India.
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
You gots to read the comments, if you gots about a month to spare. Almost 10,000 posted in one day. A sample:
Woodman: Man is your Christmas gonna suck.
Best of Sweden: Elin should go and bang Fat Phil Michelson.
Gus Dog 86: Don't buy Nike clubs. Tiger isn't perfect. I knew these clubs sucked. It couldn't have been my swing.
Mos Deep: TIGER!!!! YOur the MAN. Got a stable of girls you just boosted your street credit. Finally you showin the black in ya. Keep that stable full playa. You got the magic stick bro.
My friend Arthur loves jazz and hates pop music. To him pop songs - and rock songs, for that matter - are nothing more than advertising jingles for record companies, written and performed for the amusement of simpletons.
Speaking of simpletons, I prefer advertising jingles. My favourite ever jingle, for instance, is far, far better than 99% of all the pop songs ever written.