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Friday, November 10, 2006

Home again: My campaign yard signs

I've been busy the past few days going around the county and picking up my campaign's yard signs. It's been a lot of work but I feel compelled to do it for two reasons: one, as an Eagle Scout I hold to the Boy Scout camping maxim of "leave it as you found it". Secondly, and most important to me personally: I love my yard sign! It's my first ever political sign so there's that "firstborn" thing going for it. A lot of people - including me - thought the little knight chesspiece logo was really cute: I might just have to "adopt" it as my personal lil' emblem. And call me crazy, but I'm really proud of my signs: they stood in pouring rain and blazing sunlight for weeks on end and faithfully served their purpose. I feel like I owe them a debt of gratitude. And who knows: a couple years from now I might be recalling them back into service.

Well anyway, it's important to me that I try and collect every one that was deployed out there. Most of them are now back in my possession and accounted for. I'm going to be headed out later this weekend to get some more. Sadly, more than a few have disappeared: I might get lucky and find some at the county DOT headquarters. But I fear that most of the missing have vanished like so many Argentinian dissidents. I found one poor sign shredded to bits along the side of Highway 14 near the Caswell County line. Very curiously, a lot of my signs - especially in the Eden area - were nowhere to be found when I went for them, even though the signs of several other candidates were still in the nearby vicinity. Because of that and some other things, I'm now reasonably sure that many of the signs were deliberately stolen... and not for sake of having them for souvenirs either.

I'm going to give it a few more days and see how many more turn up. And then, I've something special planned in memory of those missing in action. Tune in Monday or so to see what it is :-)


Jenna St.Hilaire said...

Ah, the soldiers return to home base :-)

I like the chess piece too; it's very memorable.

Anonymous said...

Autograph them and put them up for sale on eBay:


(Of course, I'm flexible on the word "failed") :-D