A lot of the ads had the candidate in some ridiculous pose - ie; stradling a mountain bike or looking admiringly over some idealic, hastily photo-shopped country backdrop while others just went for the stern straight down the barrel look.
The most popular was the Chinese hand-clutch which usually came along with a stupid 'hey, I've just farted but you don't know it yet' smile.
Maybe it was supposed to say, 'Trust me', I don't know, whatever it was, it was definitely worthy of a pisstake.
Vote for me and I'll give you no homework, four day weekends, free Cable, Aussie Rules, an endless supply of Cherry Ripes and lamingtons and a toy kangaroo(made in China of course) for every kiddie in the land.
And the biggie; No child shall live without Playstation by 2007!
So what do you reckon?
Are you gonna vote for me or do I have to hire a blue truck????