Smart Growth for Vernon, CT
Signing off on McCain

Letters to the Editor
Journal Inquirer
Published: Monday, October 13, 2008 12:19 PM EDT

Contrary to recent polls, the McCain/Palin ticket will be victorious in Connecticut, or at least in Vernon. This prediction is based upon the extraordinary demand for McCain/Palin yard signs in our town. In just the last two weeks, 26 McCain/Palin yard signs have disappeared off the front lawns of Vernon homeowners. The demand is so great, that some signs have disappeared within hours of being placed. These McCain/Palin supporters are agile and fast on their feet. They were able to remove signs placed as far away as 40 feet from the road, in broad daylight, without being seen.

These McCain/Palin supporters are also adroit. In one instance, a vehicle (subsequently identified, from the tire marks left in the lawn, as a pink Prius) managed to maneuver through three other signs, leaving them unscathed, in order to run over the McCain/Palin sign.

We are disappointed that these ardent followers of McCain/Palin have not come forward and identified themselves. Since we are always on the lookout for persons supporting our candidates, we have placed security cameras at two locations to assist us in identifying these folks, so that, we can personally welcome them to our fold.

I have to confess, however, that several members of the Vernon Republican Town Committee have chastised me for being naive. They tell me that the persons taking these signs are not supporters of McCain/Palin, but rather, supporters of Barack Obama. Frankly, I refuse to believe, given Senator Obama’s nice appearance, that he would attract thieves and trespassers.

Harold R. Cummings

The writer is the chairman of the Republican Town Committee.