Friday, October 12, 2007
Out of Towner Uglies Up Adopted City With Unsightly Political Signage, A Slampo’s Place Pictographic Exposé
We’ve spotted our first misplaced political sign of the still-young campaign season, and damned but if didn’t belong to recent immigrant and city council candidate Jack Christie, known in some quarters as the Larry Craig of Houston politics* and in others as The Man Who Couldn’t Keep His Pool Clean.
The sign---check out the rich, bold royal blue---is affixed to the fence of what we believe is an HISD charter school at the corner of Bissonnet and Rampart in southwest Houston. It’s got very high visibility, as they say.
We’re not sure about the legality or propriety of the placement and whether Christie, a former member of the State Board of Education, has some connection with the school or property owner, but it’s not the sort of thing to engender warm feelings toward that HISD bond proposal (on which we remain decidedly undecided).
We're pretty sure you wouldn't see this sort of thing in Bunker Hill Village.
*We are not of course referring to Christie’s proclivities in the men’s room, which we assume are the same as ours (do your business and shove off, and try not to make contact with the toilet seat), but to his on, off and on-again campaign.