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Sep 3, 2013

Crikey catalogue: the very best of 2013’s election merch

An election has to have memorable merchandise. Crikey has sourced the best items on the market, so political tragics can stock up ahead of September 7.

Cathy Alexander — Freelance journalist and PhD candidate in politics at the University of Melbourne

Cathy Alexander

Freelance journalist and PhD candidate in politics at the University of Melbourne

What would a federal election be without the merchandise? Crikey dug around for the best poll-related material available, and for less than $50, a fashion-conscious election tragic can be kitted out in a Bob Menzies T-shirt and a WikiLeaks "courage is contagious" beanie, listening to a CD of Rise Up Australia's theme song on a Discman (only $5). The cardboard cut-out of Kevin Rudd's head (oversize -- we think) is free.

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6 thoughts on “Crikey catalogue: the very best of 2013’s election merch

  1. Sharilynn Gerchow

    If Abbott does get elected, I foresee a huge market for “Don’t Blame Me, I didn’t Vote for Him” stickers.

  2. Andybob

    “Don’t Blame Me, I voted for Clive”

  3. Raaraa

    I really wanted to see Clive’s DVD, but seeing that I live in a safe Labor seat and work in a safe Liberal seat, I don’t get much campaign materials in my mail at all.

  4. Raaraa

    “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos” would have been really relevant too.

  5. Cathy Alexander

    Raaraa, Crikey has watched the Palmer DVD – a kind reader mailed it to us. It is odd. The Titanic II section of it is professionally done and enticing, but not aimed at getting Palmer elected – it’s about luring people to buy tickets on the Titanic II, I’d say.

    This got me thinking about why he’s running in the federal election. Was it never really about winning seats (tho I note he’s polling better than expected in Queensland), was it more about ego, brand, and selling tickets to Titanic II?

    The best thing about the Titanic DVD is that it barely mentions the fact that the ship sunk

  6. Edward James

    And of course, Don’t blame me whatever happens. I did not give a uck!

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