“I Saw the Sign” by Kinsee Morlan
It was amazing how quickly all the vinyl signs came down. If you think the United States is bad about too much political propaganda on television or front lawns, just take a 20-minute drive down to Tijuana next time there’s an election. The use of signage is insane.
A few days ago, my friend and I were talking about the banners and billboards and he brought up an interesting point. He said the makers of those signs are actually big-time political players. They sign on to a candidate’s campaign, printing thousands of dollars worth of signage for free, and then cross their fingers and hope their choice candidate wins. If they’re lucky, and he/she does win, the debt is repaid in favors in the form of government contracts and who knows what else.
Now, this is all speculation, but the truth may not be far away.