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Whether they were placed in an "illegal" spot or not, it is not the job (nor the right) of the opponent's campaign (or a friend of the campaign's) to remove those signs.
Doesn't the Strib usually post links related to stories? Apparently not when it would be a link to a conservative site. I mean, come on. The story only mentioned the blog and the posted video several times. Well, here you go: http://www.minnesotademocratsexposed.com
The video is also available on YouTube. From the video, it isn't clear exactly where the signs were placed, or whether they were on the public right of way. The woman asked who owned the property, which brings into doubt that the signs were on the public right of way. Also, it is illegal for her to remove the signs herself, and as a lawyer she should know better. Also clear in the video is the fact the woman was attempting to throw the signs out when she was asked to return them. The woman should clearly have charges brought because she took them which is theft. If she had not been caught in the act the signs would have been in the trash.
You know the democrats, if they are not cheating they are not trying....
Let us examine this. For weeks in his blog Michael Brodkorb has subjected readers to screaming headlines such as: â€œLAWN SIGN VANDALS STRIKE AGAIN!â€ and accusatory commentary such as: â€œthe theft of Paulsen lawn signs.â€ Then this Eagan blogger and Paulsen consultant simply HAPPENED to be hungry and HAPPENED to be engaged in conversation in a Perkins restaurant near Ashwin Madiaâ€™s office (which HAPPENS to be a really long way from Eagan)with a friend that HAPPENED to be wearing wearing a reflective vest easily seen in a night video and this blogger HAPPENED to be carrying a video camera which he states in his blog he always carries when out and about (I know I always HAPPEN to carry at least one video camera with me at all timesâ€¦doesnâ€™t everyone?)and he HAPPENED to see a Madia volunteer removing a sign in a public right of way. It is Ugly Pants night in Maple Grove and we all know who HAPPENS to be wearing them. Can we PULEASE get back to talking about issues instead of prepubescent GOTCHAS!
Michael Brodkorb, a part-time consultant for the Paulsen campaign, was just eating in a restaurant in Maple Grove. I was just there myself yesterday and I don't live in Maple Grove.
(Maple Grove is not that exclusive) The woman was stealing signs and she did a stupid thing no more stupid than Rep Kahn. What was he suppose to do just keep eating his meal.
I am glad he had a camera and I hope Campaign workers of ALL campaigns stop this and if they think a sign is in a place it should not be or blocking traffic CALL THE POLICE its not your job to go steal and destroy. I would not hire her as my lawyer.
ps I see Madia signs in places I don't think are private but I never felt the need to steal them. Perhaps if she had removed her own Madia signs in areas they don't belong she would not be in trouble and she would be doing everyone on her campaing a service since they find this so illegal. But for some reason I think they just find Paulsen signs objectionable.
I used to think it was stupidity and boorishness on the parts of those like atomicfx, who are quick to claim media bias in stories such as this one. Then I realized that these claims are made up and repeated again and again with the express purpose of giving these baseless claims legitimacy. Go cry "wolf" elsewhere. We're on to your games.
Meaningful Issue: Does Erik Paulsen support the teaching of creationism in Minnesota schools?
Or the property owners would have been in this action. Repuke liars and imitation victims once more.
The more Michael Brodkorb and the GOP can focus on their alleged lawn sign thefts and volunteers who remove signs and apologize, the less they have to focus on issues. Erik Paulsen has not taken a public position on the war in Iraq. He won't articulate one. He doesn't respond to emails about one. He doesn't have one on his webpage.
Erik Paulsen needs to clarify his stand on creationism in public schools. Is he for it or against it? He voted for it in the legislature.
Erik Paulsen needs to clarify his stand on educational funding. His ads scream no taxes, no taxes, taxes are evil.....just how are we supposed to create the 21st century competitive work force without funding schools? He voted to cut school funding in the legislature.
Erik Paulsen claims to work in a bi-partisan manner. He shut down the state government under his watch as majority leader. How is that bi-partisan?
Erik Paulsen voted against the transportation bill even though the Chamber of Commerce supported it and would not publicly speak out against the punishment of the "override 6". How is that bi-partisan?
Enough of the side fluff....the volunteer did something wrong and the campaign apologized. Move on to the issues.
If Erik Paulsen has so many people guarding his lawn signs, can he loosen up a few to get them to help him find his position on major issues the voters care about?
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