This morning’s Washington Post reports that longtime Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has somehow gotten back to the basics of political campaigning.
That means yard signs, literature and meet-and-greets in homes. “It’s getting to the voters,” Evans said. “That’s where we are spending. I don’t know if you need a lot of consultants to go out and do that. You just get out and do it.”
Damn right that means yard signs. Like, for example, two in my own yard, planted there without the consent of anyone in my house. The first one popped up weeks ago—I found it when I got home from work. The second showed up on a recent weekend day, in the oddest of ways: At the time, I was doing some cleaning and stuff out front, commuting in and out of the front door. At one point, I headed in for a garbage bag or something, and when I came back out, there was the “Jack Evans” yard sign sitting in a flower bed just inside our fence.
Though it’s possible I will vote for Evans in September and November, I don’t host political banners. So to Jack and your people: Please stop this—I just end up twisting the iron frames of your signs and fitting them into the garbage.