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Thursday, October 14, 2004


Republican's Stand Up

Ask yourself a question: What would a typical Democrat do if his or her John/John signs were being stolen in the middle of the night?

I think we'd hear a whole bunch of whining and complaining about the meany Republicans out there, most likely members of the VRWC, who were acting as The Man and keeping them down.

I suppose that's just my speculation. But here's what some real, live, Republicans did when confronted with my thus-far-hypothetical situation:

According to two Mercer Island men, signs supporting President Bush are an endangered species. Within days of going up in the affluent neighborhood, the signs disappear.

So there the men were this week, camped in the dark woods with lawn chairs and a video camera, waiting for the thieves to strike.

It only took three hours. At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, a 25-year-old Mercer Island man walked to a grassy area along the 6700 block of Island Crest Way and began to pull up Bush signs installed by the two men, police said.

The amateur detectives burst out of the woods and confronted the man, who was apologetic. The men detained him until police arrived.
I love it. Given the fact that the police have better things to do at night than protect campaign signs, I love the fact these guys took the issue (peacefully) into their own hands.

I just wish the would-be thief's name had gotten into the paper. At the very least this guy should have been embarrassed in front of his neighbors. On the other hand, I suppose that no few among those neighbors would at least silently condone what this crusading Democrat was trying to do.

Well, here's to dirty politics.


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