Like many of you reading this, I just stood on the sidelines and watched.
Oh, I cheered: “We’re all wearing the blue dress now.” was an early favorite.
Where would I find the cardboard? Where can I find a projector? When do I have time to do it? What if I got caught? I had every excuse. I had good intentions, but just couldn’t commit to doing one.
So the war dragged on, Halliburton got no-bid contracts, troops kept dying, Mission Accomplished, Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, Terri Schiavo, Abu Ghraib... How many straws would it take to break the camel’s back?
So I took a piece of plywood that had been in my basement, about 20 by 30 inches. I had some white ceiling paint. And bought a small tube of black acrylic paint. For good penmanship, I bought a 50 cent foam brush and painted three little words –
WORST PRESIDENT EVER.
I drilled two holes, and attached fishing line. On a cool March evening last year, I hung it from a fence onto a concrete wall that overlooked I-85. It stayed up there for three weeks.
Man it was fun driving by and seeing that thing...
Oh, I was sweating bullets when I put it up! What seemed like hours actually only took about 2 minutes.
If you don’t do it, who will? Imagine how cool it would be to see pics from every town and city in the country... Imagine being able to show the world that at least we're trying.
If putting up a sign in public seems too radical, or might make you feel silly somehow (And let's face it, when I think back on all my excuses they really all boiled down to just that: fear of looking foolish...) consider all the people who've died for the right to do this... just to be able to put up a sign.
Cardboard. Paint. Your Message. It’s that easy.