As we are within two months of the 2014 primary election, we now are privy to the perennial election tradition, of many-- the campaign yard sign. Traditionally, signs followed a candidate's or campaign's territory-- by district, for example. But this year has seen an unusual case of blending.
For example, I have seen signs for Nayab Siddiqui in District 9. And at Apple Ford along Snowden River Parkway, signs for Clarence Lam are almost right next to signs for Team 13! 12? 13? One must be right, and one must be wrong? Which is it?
And The Giz is everywhere. The Giz has signs down Snowden River Parkway and along 175. Poor Giz. His campaign is a failure, and basically, the campaign Giz is worthless and weak. And next week, I understand there will be new information disclosed about Giz that will just put him down for the 10 count. Yet he puts his signs up, as if they will matter. They won't, Giz.
Here's an interesting case of reverse profiling: there's a Nayab Siddiqui sign at pretty much every Indian-owned or operated business I know of. Way to deal the race card from the bottom of the deck, N. Yet another reason why you need to grab a seat right next to Giz in the Bizarro Maryland General Assembly.
(I love that imagery. "Me Nayab. Me care about people of District 13. " "Me know how you feel, Nayab. Me Giz and Me SOOPER-ETHICAL! Me practice law so good." While they're wearing shirts with a backwards N and backwards G on them.)
I have seen invasions by statewide candidates that make no sense-- why a nest of Larry Craig signs around a Brown-Ulman sign? Why a Charles Lollar sign anywhere??? And of course, there have been a lot of Watson and Kittleman signs in the HoCo. If I see Courtney or Allan signs in Catonsville, that will have gone way too far.
May 2 is International Tuba Day! And No Pants Day! You all know what to do.
And let's be careful out there.