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    Default How does one go about becoming a T.D?

    I'd love to be a TD. How does one go about becoming a TD? What are the procedures? How much does a campaign cost? Is it easier to run as an independent or for a party?

    Any hints tips or advice would be much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skev View Post
    I'd love to be a TD. How does one go about becoming a TD? What are the procedures? How much does a campaign cost? Is it easier to run as an independent or for a party?

    Any hints tips or advice would be much appreciated.
    Hi Skev,

    Would love to hear why you would like to be a TD? Sincerely interested in how you perceive the role.

    I have a fairly positive view of its potential, but as to whether that can be carried out in reality is hard to say.

    Foghorn.

    PS. I suppose you'll need to register as a candidate.

    In my opinion indepedents are short term. And party is probably longer. It is probably much easiser to be party political (more support, more people to help out, more resources, etc.).

    On the other hand you can be your "own man" if you are independent.

    In either scenario trying to get anything achieved (look at George Lee) seems to be a real challenge.

    Gandhi once said that if you want to achieve anything it is best to keep it out of politics. Probably true...........but easier said than done.
    My old hen used to say, "Life is like a rooster house. You never know what you're gone to get."

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    Be born the son or daughter of a TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fusilier View Post
    Be born the son or daughter of a TD.
    In- or outside of wedlock, or does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by consultant View Post
    In- or outside of wedlock, or does it matter?
    That would depend on the succession rights for the seat, just like royalty.

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    Can't help, but like the question. I think there should be an advice type forum on this site where people can ask questions about politics like this. This site has all these people who are interested in politics and I presume many very knowledgeable, but there isn't really anywhere to ask questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skev View Post
    I'd love to be a TD. How does one go about becoming a TD? What are the procedures? How much does a campaign cost? Is it easier to run as an independent or for a party?

    Any hints tips or advice would be much appreciated.
    There are informal courses in gombeenism and cute hoorism you can attend.

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    Maybe FAS could run a training course on how to become a TD?

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    Support the welfare of big business over that of you constituents, that should get you the campaign funds for a start.

    Then join a political party and kiss ass for a few years.

    Get yourself in the local paper every week with some sort of "think of the children" message outside headshops, or pointing at potholes or something.

    Combine those 3 and you'll be a TD in no time.

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    T. D. = Thieving Dirtybags. courtesy of the Sun paper which would put off any aspiring candidate!
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