Who knew a lil yellow sign would spark such controversy in small town America. Actually we hoped it would at least bring on conversation and debate among voters during this historical Presidential Campaign. To our surprise a local wrote a letter to the editor that was published in the Silverton Appeal on Wed. October 22. It read:
Everyone has the right to support a candidate:
It is a shame that we have individuals in this world and in Silverton that have to attack and demonize candidates that they don't support. Everyone has the right to vote and support their candidate. That is not so with the individuals that live on Pine Street and have a Pittsburg Steelers Banner on their front porch.
It is obvious they are extremely frustrated, as their Obama sign is outnumbered by at least 15 to one in favor of McCain/Palin on Pine Street. This is reinforced by their choice to demean in a vengeful way with a new sign, yellow with black lettering that states, "McCrazy & Falin". It defintely shows a lack of respect and understanding on their part.
I would recommend they remove it out of decency and respect for another opinion that does not happen to be theirs. Cast your anger on election day, and who knows, you might vote for McCain and Palin.
Signed Dave Tabolt - Silverton
Well we wrote a letter to the editor last nite and hope that it will appear in the next Silverton Appeal. It reads:
In response to "Dave the Carpenter"
It's a shame we have individuals in Oregon and apparently in Silverton who don't believe we all have a right to Freedom of Speech as outlined in our American Consitution. Just as everyone has the right to vote and support their candidate.
The "Yellow sign with black letters" does nothing more than give an opinion on the ruthless and abrasive campaign the McCrazy and Falin ticket continues to run.
If you have watched the news, seen the political ad's and have watched the debates you would have a clear understanding that what we need now in a Presidential campaign are discussions on policies for our Economic issues, job issues, tax issues and healthcare; NOT refusal's to answer questions on those specific policies or slandering Barack Obama placing doubt on his Patriotism, his citizenship, his love for America and OUR values. That has been a standard for the Republican party.
Our frustration has nothing to do with the signs on our street, but with the disturbing trend of attacks on Obama by the McCain and Falin ticket.
We are not vengeful people nor are we demonizing or disrespectful, this "My Friend" is the kind of campaign the GOP is running.
We encourage everyone to utilize their Freedom of Speech, VOTE and when doing so use those lil brains God gave ya! You Betcha!
And thanks for the shout out to the Pittsburg Steelers! Go Team
signed by Richard and Kimberly Condon
So I just thought this was great and wanted to share it. I'm glad our little yellow sign has people thinking!