Heidi-Scott may not win the Governorship but he wins the sign wars (H/T – Dave R.)

Nope. These are not in a ditch in Iowa.

I thought you might be interested in some pictures I took at two polling places this morning in the dark hours before 6 am. There were 64 Scott Heidepriem signs occupying every available space at the Minnehaha County Courthouse and 66 Heidepriem signs the Hawthorne school at 601 North Spring Avenue (below).


#1 Daizi46 on 11.02.10 at 5:55 am

should have been down on 57th & Cliff – – probably 15 or so there…must have gotten a really good sale on the signs…he has so many he wants to get rid of them!!

#2 l3wis on 11.02.10 at 5:59 am

It’s called ‘coraplast’ a politician’s friend.

#3 Dukembe on 11.02.10 at 6:25 am

Candidates apparently think signs at the polling places are a must. If that’s true, then Scott just punked them all at these spots, because his sign-fields are all anyone will notice.

#4 Costner on 11.02.10 at 6:35 am

I highly recommend Heidiscott go around tonight and collect all of those signs. He might need them again in four years.

However as long as we are talking about signs – I noticed today Lora Hubbel has a ton of signs all down Marion Road. Up until this point I haven’t seen a single sign for her, and today I see all kinds of them. I’d say she is a little late to the game don’t you think?

Personally I wish the city would pass an ordinance against those stupid signs. They add nothing to the elections and simply add tons of non-biodegradable waste to our landfills each election cycle. But asking politicians to pass a law which harms politicians is like asking a Wolf to voluntarily turn over his keys to the hen house.

#5 hilarious on 11.02.10 at 6:42 am

Hiedepriem couldn’t find any voters who wanted signs in their yards so I guess he had to put them to use somewhere. Haha

#6 Chantillyp on 11.02.10 at 7:35 am

This is ridiculous!

#7 BlameAmericaFirst on 11.02.10 at 7:41 am

The reason they were able to plaster all those signs there is b/c no right-thinking person wanted one in their lawns.

#8 Dave R on 11.02.10 at 1:05 pm

I actually counted the signs after boggling at them a few moments. It was a pretty amusing sight. As I recall, there were three signs up from other candidates which were left unblocked and undisturbed. Every other available spot was plastered with Heidepriem signs. I went back to take a look later, even other Democratic candidates were obliged to set their signs obscuring a few of Heidepriem’s.

IMO, polling signs are one of those pointless, wasteful, but necessary things. Your sign really isn’t going to win any votes, but you can’t be unrepresented by a sign while your opponent has one up. So you get up at o’dark-thirty and stick a few in.

Someone spent 15-20 or more minutes of their life sticking in 60 plus signs… and they cost at least 2 bucks each. Good for a laugh. Pity the fellow who has to clean them up, his workload is multiplied.

#9 DDC on 11.02.10 at 2:45 pm

I wonder if they get “strike pay” for putting these up?

#10 concern liberal on 11.02.10 at 9:38 pm

Multiple signs within a concentrated area is always a “sign” of desperation. If you notice it more than a week
before an election, its very telling of a campaigns nervousness.

#11 Dave R on 11.02.10 at 11:52 pm

I just drove by the minnehaha County Courthouse (1:30am). Heidepriem’s signs are still there. Everyone else of both parties collected theirs.

#12 Ghost of Dude on 11.03.10 at 10:11 am

I saw a few people picking up the signs last night at the polling place nearest my house.

#13 concern liberal on 11.03.10 at 6:26 pm

So much for Democrats being worried about trees. Oh
that’s right, he has only been a Democrat for the last 7

#14 l3wis on 11.03.10 at 7:47 pm

Corplast is plastic, a petroleum product.

#15 Costner on 11.05.10 at 9:48 am

And the same material they make milk jugs out of… which means it is 100% recyclable. Even the metal rods that hold the sign up are recyclable.

I actually saw an entire trailer of Jason Gant signs…. there had to be over 500 signs on that one trailer parked right on the street. Hopefully they run around collecting them so they can use them for the next election. Of course the sign and printing companies would prefer they didn’t I suppose.

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