I noticed this batch of campaign signs as I filled up the Chevy truck near the “76″ station in Nevada City this morning.
The “So Nate, aren’t 2 terms enough???” sign was poked in the ground under a “Nate Beason (for) Supervisor” sign that was more appropriately placed inside a fence according to code.
The “Elect George Smyrnos” sign is about 25 yards away from the Beason signs, across the street. (Smyrnos is running a negative campaign against incumbent Judge Tom Anderson, fueled by inflammatory/uninformed columns by The Union’s publisher/editor that are posted on Smyrnos’ website).
At least this Smyrnos sign carries a “positive” message (elect me!), though I saw one inappropriately poked in the ground by the attractive “Welcome to Nevada County” display on Hwy. 49 a few weeks ago. Whoever put it there showed poor taste, and it has since been removed.
I presume the same people who supported Sam Aanestad in his criticism of a website allegedly linked to “dirty tricks” campaigning by Doug LaMalfa the other day also would object to posting negative campaign signs in our neighborhoods. I would.
Negative campaigning is for losers. Let’s send them a message at the polls — and when we see it happening.
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