Dirty Politics?

An astute observation made its way to my inbox this morning:

I was surprised, walking along Geary on the way to work this morning, to
observe two DPW workers, in orange vests, going along with a long pole
taking down all Calvin Louie for Treasurer signs, and leaving those of
his competitors. I asked them why they were doing that; they said they
were just doing what they were told, that they had asked the same
question without getting an answer, and that if I wanted an answer I
could call 695-2727 (which looks as though it could be a DPW number,
though I didn’t find it listed). I just called the Louie headquarters;
the woman I spoke with was unaware the signs were being taken down,
right in front of the campaign office.

Who would stoop that low?

Update: This story has now been covered by both the Chron and the Sentinel.

1 Comment so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

    I haven’t heard about this before now, but one possible – possible – explanation is that a complaint was called in about the specific candidate’s signs and thus the direction to take them down.

    Candidate signs in most jurisdictions are disallowed on city property and are usually subject to fine or removal. This varies from city to city.

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