UPDATE: Welcome PowerLine readers. Kudos on this one go to “MNCD4 Conservative”, on his eponymous blog.
From MNCD4 Conservative, video of an entire yard-full of GOP signs being stolen:
He’s been documenting a long string of these thefts and vandalism. Read the whole thing.
Look at the video. Does it look like kids out vandalizing for fun to you? About as much as the SEALS that took out Bin Laden looked like yokels shining deer.
MNCD4 Conservative points out that he is one of CD4’s main campaign sign mavens, and that he sees very few Democrat signs vandalized – but many, many GOP ones:
I know opposing readers will say, “but your just ignoring or don’t see the other side”. And it is human nature, that if it doesn’t fit their world view, they tend to force things into the model that “its always the other side..”. Until something comes crashing in to upset the world as they know it. However, I specifically look for, stop, and often repair, every down/defaced sign I see [once I know whose it is and would have permission to do so]. I can only comment that, Pioneer Press articles aside, I have never found one to be other than Vote Yes or Republican when I have stopped. That’s a whole lot of improbability.
My project for next election: stake out my election signs, in such a way as I can get names and numbers when – not if – they get destroyed.