I’ve been noticing many of those big, 4-ft by 8-ft McCain/Palin and Harris political signs are still standing two months after the elections – in which each of those candidates lost.
I was told by the Democratic Central Committee that these “blights on the Harford County landscape” should have been taken down over weeks ago.
The following letter was drafted by the Democratic Central Committee and sent to the Republican Central Committee a few weeks ago. Have you noticed any reduction in remaining campaign signs since then?
Mr. Michael Geppi, Chair
Harford Co. Republican Central Committee
P. O. Box 289
Bel Air, MD 21014
Even as we enter the December holiday season, large Republican signs for McCain and Harris continue to dot the Harford County landscape.
I noticed your letter in The Aegis a few issues ago, thanking the people who helped you put up Republican campaign signs. Apparently they only did half the job, since the signs have not been taken down as required by law. And they were so quick to get some signs up, even overnight when it suited them.
Surely you remember the Harford County Sign Code requirement that political signs be removed within 15 days after the November 4th election. Are you planning to remove the signs, or are you leaving them in hopes that beavers will come along and chew them down?
The Democratic campaigns for Barack Obama and Frank Kratovil removed their signs promptly after the election. Now Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season is upon us, and your Republican signs continue to interfere with enjoyment of Harford County’s view.
I’m trying to think of some way to decorate your signs to make them more appropriate for the season, but I would rather you just obey the law and take them down.
Very truly yours,
Wendy Sawyer, Chair
Harford County Democratic Central Committee
The only thing amazing about this are the Kratovil and Obama signs that are still up. Williams St. in Bel Air has 3 of the Dem. signs. I won’t even go into the whole glass house thing . . .
You don’t hear the GOPers whining about them do you? Maybe the Harford Democrats should spend some more time getting their governor to stop taxing us to death.
There should be a complete separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church.
You can’t eat your cake and have it, too.
The “Equalization of Opportunity Act,” baby!
Shut up Wendy, take down your signs too!!
Brian Andrews says
Actually, there was a 2007 court case, ACLU vs. Baltimore County, which decided that political signs could be displayed without a time limit as freedom of expression. Perhaps these McCain Palin signs are being displayed to voice their support for the GOP and disdain for the Obama Kratovil bunch.
I wonder who owns the beat up truck in the route 24 park and ride? It used to be a car and now it is a truck with more sides. It is getting annoying when you need to use a park and ride for its intended purpose and someone leaves his vehicle there. I wonder who I have to call to get it moved! I wouldn’t mind if he was actually driving and parking there to park and ride but since that vehicle appears to be there 24/7 it is become a nussience!
How much spare time does Wendy have? She must work for the government.