Byrne says spell­ing er­ror was de­lib­er­ate


BALT­IN­GLASS AREA can­di­date Kevin Byrne has the word ‘ In­de­pen­dant’ rather than ‘ In­de­pen­dent’ on his busi­ness cards – but says the spell­ing mis­take was a de­lib­er­ate ploy.

The Knock­ananna man cir­cu­lated his new cards this week and says spell­ing the word with an ‘a’ to­wards the end, rather than an ‘e’, was a ‘sub­lim­i­nal mes­sage’.

‘It’s not a mis­take. I did it to show how it feels be­ing an In­de­pen­dent - like an ass hav­ing to climb over a pile of politi­cians to get elected,’ he says.

Byrne ex­plains that he was wait­ing for people to pick up on the er­ror, which only fea­tures on his busi­ness cards and not his posters.

‘It’s only on the cards in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. I started giv­ing them out in the past week. I al­ways said small people have small minds and that’s why all the politi­cians just fight amongst each other.’

Byrne says his ap­proach is work­ing well and that it has done the job in get­ting him no­ticed. ‘ There’s no such thing as bad pub­lic­ity. I’d say I’m go­ing to win. I’ll have no bother, from what I’m hear­ing out and about. You can ask Paddy Power and see!’

The in­cor­rect spell­ing of in­de­pen­dent was in­ten­tional, says elec­tion hope­ful Kevin Byrne.

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