Remember going swimming when you were young and occasionally seeing some joker wind up a wet towel and just whip-crack it across a kid’s unsuspecting butt cheeks. Good times.
Hold that image, because those jokers in the UUP have just towel-whipped the DUP’s posterior in a way that they haven’t done for quite some time. Ouch. It smarts.
According to @duponline the below is ‘One of a series of DUP billboards which will be appearing around the Province‘.
Check her out. And remember… she’s voting DUP!!
But wait a second… she just had second thoughts!! She has been won over by the irresistible force for change that is UCUNF. She is infact voting Conservative and Unionist!! And boy does she look happy about it too – she’s got both her little thumbs waving about in the air.
The election’s so darn close that even billboard posters are changing their minds and switching sides within hours of going up. And heck – this nice young lady changed her mind so fast that she’s still wearing the same outfit she wore in the DUP billboard!
That’s the power of change, right UCUNF?
So how did this happen?
Well, it happened because the DUP didn’t learn a lesson from history. When the UUP produced its istock pic for the now infamous ‘Decent People’ billboard, they were pilloried because everyone pictured (best version I could find is this one) was North American… and could not possibly vote Ulster Unionist.
On the other hand, the UUP has learned from history. When the DUP produced an unmistakable istock pic, the UUP knew where to go looking for the original and that this was an opportunity to be exploited. And lo and behold, that nice young lady has reappeared in a UUP billboard.
Some nimble-mindedness, a terrifically fast turnaround and humourous tagline makes this a real coup for UCUNF and perfects a humiliating episode for the DUP.
Wendy was saying on Talkback a couple of days ago that the election was idling by, that it needed a spark. I think this is a spark that livens things up a bit. How on earth do the DUP respond to it?
First heavy blow is landed by the UCUNF. Who’d have thought it?