Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sign vandals

One thing I noticed in Edmonton... there are a lot of Conservative signs that were destroyed, moved, or broken, particularly Rahim Jaffer's signs in Edmonton-Strathcona and Laurie Hawn's in Edmonton-Centre. And I'm talking the big signs.

I noticed absolutely no NDP, Green, or Liberal signs treated the same way.

It'll make No Difference, Parlicularly when this stuff usually backfires.


Holy said...

I didn't register in time so no voting for me - not entirely sure how I'd vote this year - first time ever I've felt that way.

My prediction? Calgary Grit's numbers will be close.

Happy election day...sling a brew or two for me.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Actually, a lot of Linda Duncan's signs in Edmonton-Strathcona have in fact been destroyed and moved. In fact, we drove by one house after a prank phone call to the campaign and found a house with a huge Jaffer sign and a whole pile of stolen Linda Duncan signs stacked off at the side.

Just because you don't notice it doesn't mean it's not happening.

Mike B. said...


Regardless, people that go onto other people's property without permission and mess with political signs are in fact, trespassing and vandalizing.

Patrick Ross said...

So far as I noticed, the sign vandals didn't seem to have partisan favourites.

In the days leading up to the election, I found myself fixing signs for Jaffer, Duncan and Claudette Roy.

Which basically means either signs were being targed indiscriminately (a theory I prefer), or partisans of each of the parties were active in the vandalism (a theory I find more likely).