Sinn Féin’s leaflet-bomb campaign against Nash

One of the leaflet bombs delivered by SF at the weekend. Is Louth ready for a descent into negative style US electioneering?

Super Junior Minister and local TD for Newfield Ged Nash is said to be on the defensive after a negative leaflet campaign by Sinn Féin last weekend exposed his voting record at Cabinet.

The local ‘leaflet bombing’ took place on Saturday aimed at houses given a negative tick by SF canvassers over the past week. It has been alleged that Sinn Féin sympathisers were instructed to place an Imelda Munster poster in their sitting room windows after dark on Friday night to let the SF black ops unit pass over them with their negative US style electioneering.

People who don’t constantly think of a 32 county republic were shocked to see such negative campaign tactics given that SF look odds on to hoover up two constituency seats in the election.

“I woke up on Saturday and went downstairs to find this leaflet in the hallway. I thought I was in America,” said bored housewife Millie McDonald. “It was like one of those ads people make fun of on the TV but they’re actually real? Here, you don’t look that boring, would you like to come in for coffee?”

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One of the leaflet bombs delivered by SF at the weekend. Is Louth ready for a descent into negative style US electioneering?

Patsy Ó Súilleabhain had a similar experience. “After seeing the leaflet I was convinced I was in the States. Maple Drive didn’t look American to me. It was only when the cracking checkout girl in Eurospar  gev me me cash back in Euros that I knew I wasn’t in some shit part of America.”

With minimal references to SF on the leaflet and a colour theme not in keeping with SF principles, many were confused as to who it kem from, including Joe Matthesis from Keiransis Kawnor.

“The son thought it was a Man United newsletter cos of the colours and that. So there I was looking at the United bench for a Ged Nash until I reread it and realised it was about some gig or something down the town. I’ll have to have a word with the young flas teacher if he’s making them kinda mistakes wha?”

It is not known whether Nash will respond to the negative campaigning or rise above it.