Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama sign stolen

We put a Barack Obama for President sign in front of our house on Sunday; it's already gone today.

A Google search for "Obama sign stolen" shows that thefts of Obama yard signs are occurring all over the place--Midland, TX; Staunton, VA; Springfield, MO; Ivins and St. George, UT; Sartell, MN; Upper Arlington, OH; and so on. A Google search for "McCain sign stolen" shows allegations about McCain stealing a prisoner of war story, Cindy McCain stealing a recipe, and stories of thefts of Obama yard signs--but no reports of stolen McCain signs.

I suppose either our sign was stolen by an unethical Obama supporter for their own use (in which case the stolen sign should be popping up elsewhere), or by an unethical McCain supporter who has no respect for freedom of speech or private property. I suspect it's probably the latter.

UPDATE (November 5, 2008): Here's a story about a university instructor who wrote about his stealing a McCain/Palin sign in Minnesota--he has resigned his visiting professorship at St. Olaf College as a result. Philip Busse is described in the article as a journalist and political activist from Portland, Oregon.

6 comments:

Hume's Ghost said...

"I suppose either our sign was stolen by an unethical Obama supporter for their own use (in which case the stolen sign should be popping up elsewhere), or by an unethical McCain supporter who has no respect for freedom of speech or private property."

Or it was stolen by some "right-wing" racist who hates Republicans, hates Democrats even more, believes that Obama is a Manchurian Muslim black supremacist, and will vote Constitution Party.

Jim Lippard said...

There are no doubt persons of that description in this city. That description would also possibly fit the person who spray-painted swastikas on our wall and a nearby tree last November, as well. Whoever did that painted it wrong (legs sticking out counterclockwise, or left-facing, and not at a 45-degree rotation), which would also fit that description.

Pat said...

On the subject of stolen Obama signs,check this out... (Forgive the self-promotion folks...)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pat-lawsonblack/hey-dont-steal-that-obama_b_128306.html

Jim Lippard said...

Not a problem, Pat, good story, but I was hoping for the perp to get caught at the end.

Pat said...

Not so fast Jim. Let's have a bit of fun with it first... and that streaming site is a hoot!
Three hundred visitors in the middle of the night, discussing the political preferences of the moths hitting SignKid's window!
It's pure gold...

Oz said...

I had my $40 McCain/Palin sign (complete with photos) stolen plus every other McCain / Palin sign on all the main streets around here.