Friday, November 03, 2006


Via Chris Lilik's Grassroots PA site, we find this item from the Philadelphia Daily News:

Lawn signs: Deer Jack

So you think Philly politics are tough?

A campaign worker in incumbent Democrat Jack Murtha's district around Johnstown came across this scene: a dead deer pulled to the berm of U.S. 21 just outside Waynesburg with a sign stuck in it: "Dump Murtha."

A spokesman for Murtha's Republican opponent, Diana Irey, confirmed they do use "Boot Murtha" and "Dump Murtha" signs, but said the planting of a lawn sign in a deer carcass is not campaign policy.

A more appropriate animal to represent Murtha would be a bear who woke up on the wrong side of the cave after hibernating for 14 terms in Congress. Good luck finding one of those around here. Roadkill deer, on the other hand, are plentiful. I'm surprised that we aren't able to purchase fresh venison in our local grocery stores.

Planting signs in dead animals may not be campaign policy, but one can well imagine the howls of laughter inside Irey campaign headquarters once the media had alerted the spokesman about this eccentrically amusing method of political advertising.

Four days until Murtha's political career is roadkill.