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Prepare for puns, people. Former Cape Town mayor and DA member Patricia de Lille this weekend announced the name of her new political party, set to run against her former employers, the ANC, and EFF in the 2019 elections.
Its name is GOOD.
No really, that’s what it’s called.
“That name and identity arose from the hopeful and patriotic vision we hold and from the values we have enshrined in our movement’s constitution and our country’s constitution,” the young party tweeted on Sunday morning.
That name and identity arose from the hopeful and patriotic vision we hold and from the values we have enshrined in our movement’s constitution and our country’s constitution.
— Good (@ForGoodZA) 2 December 2018
“Good upholds the constitution. Good builds the country. Good changes politics. Good fights corruption. Good stamps out racism. Good cares about people. Good nurtures the frail. Good educates the young. Good helps the suffering. Good gives hope. Good supports good,” it added.
That’s 13 mentions of good in this article thus far. But Twitter wasn’t done.
Users on the social network deconstructed the name, with some comparing it to the likes of “Cope”.
“Good”, this is a beginning of a failure, just like cope. Names carry a brand and they should also carry a weight. You can’t just wakeup and hear people saying Good morning,good values,good morals and decide your party is good. This is laziness
— 🇿🇦Pula wa Mo-afrika🇿🇦 (@MoAfrika_79) 2 December 2018
Others game the name a hard nope.
Its good its good its good its nice
— Man’s Not Fat (@TheRealElonzo) 2 December 2018
Goodness gracious me
— Julaza (@SabeloMabida) 2 December 2018
GOOD😎 Please find another name Asseblief Aunt Pat. This is BAD🤗 pic.twitter.com/BYPRLpJIXr
— Poppi(ful) (@vsehunelo) 2 December 2018
She should have quit once she’d quit! pic.twitter.com/Vi0W6tHysZ
— Cassandra Bianca (@cassandrabianca) 2 December 2018
— prisca (@prisca_daka) 2 December 2018
— Herman Groenendaal (@HermanHG) 2 December 2018
And then there were these simple but 900 IQ gems…
Good for her
— Assy (@asnathsebati) 2 December 2018
— BryanZ (@BryanZurel) 2 December 2018
Behind the mountain of puns, others believed it was a marketing masterstroke.
The fact that people say things like “Good for nothing” “Good riddance” “Good grief” etc is actually working. I believe she wanted GOOD on everyone’s lips- positive or negative. Good marketing strategy….
— Mary Walker (@runningdivva) 2 December 2018
The party has yet to release its list of policies, and its website remains fairly rudimentary at the time of writing, but expect to hear a lot of good things about South Africa’s latest political party.
I just couldn’t help myself, sorry.
Feature image: GOOD Party