Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The End Of An Election

One of the loudest complaints heard echoing around the community after an election relates to campaign signs. no one seems to know exactly what effect the ubiquitous billboards have on voters' decisions but every candidate studiously pays for and posts this annoying and ugly signs everywhere. After the election they are frequently forgotten in situ much tI the irritation of neighbors. Ironically now the election is over the offenders cannot be threatened wit retaliation as the votes are cast.

These reflections were prompted by the sight of the smiling face of outgoing state representative Ron Saunders' legislative aide who has won the seat in her own right as her boss was term-limited out of office. That she is a Republican taking the place of a Democrat is only slightly less odd than the fact that her victorious visage was unceremoniously dumped in the trash after the vote. Would that every candidate had followers as efficient. Truth to tell almost all signs have evaporated in fact. I did notice the day after the election that Sheriff-elect Rick Ramsey had a big Thank You added to his billboards before they disappeared. Now it is time for all the newly elected office holders to get ready for the start of their new jobs next year. Out with the old and in with the new in the next few weeks.

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