Letter Box


Campaign lawn signs?
No thank you

Editor of the Reformer:

I used to be proud to live in Vermont because, among other things, we didn’t have billboards and political signs cluttering up our lawns. I’d shop in Greenfield (closer to me than Brattleboro) and sigh at lawns that seemed to have more of these little signs than they had grass. I suppose it was a good excuse not to mow the lawn, but I always sighed with relief when I crossed the border into Vermont, where I could see trees and pastures instead of little political signs.

Alas, no more. Vermont has followed suit, and everywhere I go I see these little signs telling me who the owners of that property are going to vote for.

I’m an Independent. I vote for the candidate I think will do the best job, and I don’t give a hoot who my neighbors are going to vote for. The only effect those little signs have on me is to make me angry. So this year I’ve decided that when I see a lot of signs supporting a political candidate, that candidate will go to the bottom of my list.

There’s got to be a better way to campaign.

Gretchen Becker,

Halifax, July 31


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