Alois: Tell Me Why People Are Taking My Yard Signs

Politics is not exactly a combat sport, but stealing an opponent’s sign is getting close to physical. Tell me why you think people steal political yard signs.

By now the voters are probably tired of the forests of political signs along the roadways.  I had planned to put mine out one or two weeks before the election, but the Republicans were early birds with their signs this year (nervousness maybe?)  My wonderful volunteers just couldn’t resist putting mine out in response.  Now mine are disappearing. Long-time local pols warned me it would happen, but it still came as a surprise.

I have my theories about why the R’s are stealing the signs, but I would love to read yours.  Please write your ideas in the comments section below. Let’s keep it polite and maybe humorous!



Beth Alois is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 168th District.  She is the voice of the voters this year, with her support of public schools, women’s health care rights and business initiatives that create jobs for Pennsylvanians. She has been endorsed by the Delaware County Daily Times. Her opponent is Tom Killion who has been consistently supporting Governor Corbett’s extremely conservative agenda, including cuts to public schools, favoring charter schools over public schools, the Mandatory Invasive Ultrasound Bill, and Act 13.

The 168th District includes parts of Delaware County (Media, Middletown, Edgmont, Thornbury, Rose Valley, and parts of Upper Providence, Nether Providence, and Newtown) and Westtown Township in Chester County.

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Michael C. Taylor November 02, 2012 at 02:38 PM
It is not just the "R's" as you so condescendingly put it that are stealing yard signs. My "R" yard signs are taken from the lawn of my house. Maybe as person who aspires to represent both "R's" and "D's" a more bipartisan respectful tone would be more appropriate. Particularly since your accusation is anecdotal.
Mike M November 03, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Pure scumbag move to steal campaign signs.
Carole Costello November 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM
When my signs were all stolen in 2008, I called the police. They were appreciative and ended up catching some of the stealers, caught red handed with about 40 signs in the back of their car.....both parties.
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