The South African National Elections are swiftly approaching, and election posters are littering the streets.
There are plentiful examples of everyone’s favourite ANC leader, Jacob Zuma, and his cheesy it-wasn’t-me grin. Or is it more of a Alfred E. Newman “What, Me Worry?” kind of look?
Regardless of the visage of JayZee, there are also a number of posters that try to instill in us, the electorate, a passion to vote for a particular party. I’ve already made fun of the ANC’s poster, but on hindsight I’ve decided I’ve been a little discriminatory. We wouldn’t want that in the 15-year-old New South Africa.
Everyone has an election slogan, and generally these can all be improved by adding the phrase “in your pants” to the end of whatever our political overlords have told us.
If you like, you could choose your political party based on which one sounded the least (or most) ridiculous with in your pants tagged on to the end of the slogan.
Going in alphabetical order, we have:
- African Christian Democratic Party
- African National Congress
- Azanian People’s Organisation
- Congress of the People (They have a bunch — I chose one)
- Evita’s People’s Party (Too bad this isn’t really a party, because I’d vote for Evita)
- Inkatha Freedom Party
- United Democratic Movement
That’s just a few. Adding in your pants to the rest of the political parties’ slogans is left as an exercise for the reader.
I will stop in your pants
I will stop at nothing in your pants
Say the right things in your pants
When electioneering in your pants
I trust I can rely on your vote in your pants
Apologies to Radiohead: Electioneering