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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 09:53 am

Labor’s “force rates down” ad, first noticed by Stephen Kirchner, has been pulled:

Labor has had to withdraw an online advertisement which said a Kevin Rudd government would cut interest rates.

The ad was a tougher version of ALP policy, which is to keep “downward pressure” on interest rates.

A party spokesman said the ad was not properly authorised.

Maybe it was the work of the government’s insidious smear unit.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/02/2007 at 08:16 PM
    1. Aww, gee.  No recession?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 10 02 at 08:40 PM • permalink


    1. They can’t even book a commercial but they’re qualified to run a country?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 10 02 at 08:46 PM • permalink


    1. Ad farced out?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 02 at 08:49 PM • permalink


    1. Jeebus, Kevni and the ALP will have to set up an AAC: Advertisement Authorisation Committee to look into such matters.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 02 at 08:52 PM • permalink


    1. Such a commitee might be called the Political Advertisement Consultative Organisation


      Posted by Rod C on 2007 10 02 at 08:57 PM • permalink


    1. Mr Rudd goes Shopping.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 02 at 09:10 PM • permalink


    1. Kevni’s ad wasn’t sofa king good, after all?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 02 at 09:58 PM • permalink


    1. I made sure I took a screenshot of it because it was bound to be pulled. It wouldn’t do to say something that might involve being held accountable for ones words, would it?

      Posted by Gibbo on 2007 10 02 at 10:40 PM • permalink


    1. As if it isn’t hard enough to get out of bed every day to go work. Having the team called the smear unit just makes things worse. It sounds like something you’d find inside Phillip Adams’Reg Grundys

      Why can’t we be called the Political Assassination Control Organisation? Ahh bugger it I’m taking a sickie…

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 10 02 at 10:45 PM • permalink


    1. They need some help from Franco Cozzo

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 02 at 11:18 PM • permalink


    1. Well, the substance of the ad might have been dishonest and a lie. But at least none of the actors had previously been convicted of anything like those nasty Liberal ads. I mean, then you’d really be hearing all about it!

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 10 03 at 12:29 AM • permalink


    1. #11 Hee hee. I know what you mean Dan. Aren’t these the people who usually whine that people who have served their sentence/done their penalty are now free because they paid the price?

      Yet their holding the guys in the Lib ad to account, even though they’ve done what they were required to under law?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 03 at 12:58 AM • permalink


    1. It’s Kev Worthington and his dog, Spot!

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 10 03 at 08:19 AM • permalink


  1. Dean, I lived in New Mexico in the mid-70’s & we got a couple L.A. stations – I remember those ads – the tiger, the elephant, the puma, & the monkey. I’d never been to California at the time & really didn’t want to go after seeing that nutcase!  Thanks for the memories!

    Posted by KC on 2007 10 03 at 06:46 PM • permalink