Monday, October 18, 2010
Longstanding readers will remember the long twilight struggle I waged against liberal sign vandals during the 2008 presidential campaign. Well, the Princeton Democrats are back at it, this time having stolen my Sipprelle for Congress sign (Scott Sipprelle's web site). Forlorn-looking sign bracket below.
These liberals, no respect for property. And this with the "no trespassing" sign clearly displayed on the front of my house.
Meanwhile, Sipprelle opponent, the incumbent Rush Holt (he of the world's most arrogant campaign slogan) is getting a bit desperate. Apparently they are resorting to paying "street money" to get out the vote:
At those prices, nobody can accuse Rush Holt (who has voted with Nancy Pelosi at virtually every opportunity) of not creating "good jobs," even if they only last ten hours.
Scott Sipprelle has a real chance to beat Holt in this election. True, the New York Times says otherwise, but its projection is wholly at odds with independent polling, the latest of which shows Sipprelle within the margin of error. There are Sipprelle signs up everywhere -- they seem to go up faster than the liberals can tear them down -- and the enthusiasm gap should work in Sipprelle's favor on election day. If you live in the NJ 12th be sure to vote, and if you want to drop some shock and awe on the Pelosi wing of the Democratic Party give some money or time to Scott Sipprelle right now.
I keep a back-up Sipprelle sign in my closet, as you probably do also, ready for just this eventuality.
Remember, we're up against a guy in Holt who yanked a micrphone out of the hands of a constituent speaking in opposition to his views in his one and only town hall debacle. He has long believed in shutting down free speech for anyone who doesn't agree with him and, while he obviously isn't asking his supporters to go out and steal Sipprelle signs, he also hasn't spoken out against the practice.
Good idea, feeblemind, except that they will probably make people work in pairs in case one gets any ideas. Same reason the police in communist Poland patrolled in pairs or even in threes (as they said then: one reads, one writes, and the third keeps an eye on the two intellectuals.)
I love the latest Holt scare flyer-
"Hedge Fund Manager Scott Sipprelle created offshore funds so foreign investors could avoid taxes".
Well, no kidding. So did every mutual fund group in the country. And I'd rather be a "Hedge Fund Manager" than a sitting politician...what's he been doing?
In Kingwood Township, the democrats appear to have stolen not one, but two rounds of Sipprelle signs. Once, clearly a democratic initiative, when all republican signs were taken and all we were left with was a sign for the democrat running for local office. The other time, we just can't be sure- we can only wonder...
Perhaps some of the readers of the blog who were trained as lawyers will bring up that old saw "innocent until proven guilty".
And maybe other readers who passed their college years near Holder Hall will recall late-night escapades in town fortified by malt and hops during which elements of local property were altered, not necessarily for the better.