This time of year is so beautiful. I love driving down the road and seeing all of the bright, unusual colors, the sides of the street lined in red, and yellow, and blue.
Wait--did you think I was talking about leaves changing color? Oh, no. I live in San Diego. We don't really do that.
No, I'm talking about all of the people running for office who put their signs everywhere! I can't think of a more effective way to communicate your position on critical matters than a sign that says merely your name and the office you are running for. "Oh, Shirley McFoose is running for Treasurer?? She has MY vote! But only because she has stars on her sign, and her opponent doesn't."
I know some people will say that the signs are pointless, and nobody votes for someone just because of an information-free sign on the side of the road, but those people are WRONG. In fact, you know how I pick who to vote for?
Yup. Every single sign as we drive through our city and county. I keep a running tab and whoever has the most signs by voting day WINS! Frankly, it's kind of exhausting and I can't wait until voting season is over and I can go back to just enjoying the scenery instead of making furious tick marks in columns in the name of doing my civic duty.
Ah, politics. Few things make more sense in our country.