Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Political Signs at the Game

Over at Sic Semper Tyrannis, Old Zach has a post about the signs at Gameday over the weekend.
I personally saw a 4x4 Kaine sign and 4x4 Sportsman for Kaine sign. I also saw a 4x8 Bolling and a 4x8 GOP ticket (Kilgore on top and Bolling/McDonnell across the bottom) as well as a few Kilgore (in Hokie colors) rally signs and one Russ Potts rally sign in the front of Gameday.
I also remember a few Gamedays last year had Bush signs at them.

I personally am divided on the issue. I think we should get the message out there, but I heard some people saying it was a stupid thing when they saw them (0ne guy did say "Hokies for Kilgore!" when he saw the Kaine signs).
It also seemed as though the dems got there after the Republicans, so I dunno if they came in defense, or just b/c they were gonna be getting there later anyway.
What are your thoughts folks?
Should there be political signs present at events such as College Gameday?
This may be important info since we should get Miami for Gameday on November 5th, 3 days before the election.

4 Comments:

  • At 9/25/2005 11:07 PM, Blogger Old Zach said…

    Just to clear things up, those were my observations watching Gameday on TV, not from Blacksburg. I was glad to see many more Kilgore signs pop up later in the show. To answer your question, if Gameday comes back in Nov. VT's CR's better be ready to blanket the place with Kilgore signs.

     
  • At 9/26/2005 6:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Should there be political signs? Sure, that pesky "First Ammendment" thing.

     
  • At 9/26/2005 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Honestly, as adament as I am about participating, reading and watching politics, watching Hokie Football is my time to forget everything else that is going on in my life and just concentrate on being a Hokie. Personally I didn't care for the any of the political signholders at Gameday. Would have rather they put time into making signs that were about Tech football...

     
  • At 9/26/2005 10:47 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Anon 7:33, of course you should be allowed to have them.
    The question is, is it the right thing to do?
    By the way, there was also a sign that said "Kilgore is a wahoo".

     

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