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.

4 comments:

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.

hatrock said...

idealistic:

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).