I’ve lived in Saint Paul for most of the past 25 years.
And in that time, the half-life of a GOP campaign sign in my neighborhood is roughly five days. They – every single one of them – gets stolen or destroyed.
“It’s just kids out pranking” say the local DFLers. ”There’s nothing political about it”. But my DFLer neighbors’ signs remain blissfully undisturbed.
(And at least one source reports to me that they’ve seen a middle-aged woman in a mini-van stealing Tony Hernandez signs. Pranking kids? I think freaking not).
Whomever it is, it means either…:
- The DFL in Saint Paul runs a perennial campaign to silence dissent, or…
- DFL-leaning “Kids” (and “moms”) have no respect for difference of opinion.
Neither of them is a particularly flattering verdict of the Saint Paul DFL.
I got this email earlier this week:
This is a burned Vote Yes sign in the Macalester Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul.
There are several Vote No signs up and down our block. All unscathed.
This needs reporting.
This is not the first time this has happened.
More of that respect for diversity, I guess.