February 24, 2008

Sign War in Sector 11-W

Cameron Loop is one of those obscure two lane roads in Southwest Austin left over from a time when the land, now being covered by subdivisions and apartments, grazed goats and cattle. And one of the sure harbingers of a forthcoming election is the appearance of candidates' signs. One or two will show up here and there, like the first hesitant buds of Spring, then, in a week or two, signs are popping up everywhere like a field of political wildflowers.

Normally, all the signs manage to co-exist with one another, so imagine my surprise when I drove by the spot where one of Gary Cobb's signs had stood for the last few weeks. Overnight, a Mindy Montford (one of Cobb's rivals in the DA race) sign had sprouted, and right in front of his!

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Exhibit 'A'

Well, that was rather rude, thought I, but as a continued down the road, I saw that ALL the Gary Cobb signs now had Montford signs in front of them.

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Exhibit 'B'

All quite uncalled for, since as you can see, there's plenty of space for signs.

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Exhibit 'C'

Now, I'm not going to blame Mindy Montford personally for this. It's not like she was driving around in the middle of the night with a trunk full of yardsigns and a hammer. Nor am I going to suggest that this should have any effect on how anyone should vote in the DA's race. But it would be nice if Mindy Montford would ask her supporters to not act like douchebags.

Posted by mayor mcsleaze at February 24, 2008 02:16 PM

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