The Dem Rules - Bumper sticker gloating
Baseball has its Unwritten Rules, even though there is often great debate on what these rules are, because, well, they’re unwritten.
A quick google search shows that other sports have Unwritten Rules.
A beer company is running commercials about the unwritten “Man Rules,” and the need to write them down in a book. Burt Reynolds is in charge of this project, evidentially, and that’s fine with us.
There is also “The Rules” when it comes to dating – you’ll remember that popular book from a few years ago. It should be available at a deep discount in Aisle One at Marc’s right now.
But who shall be in charge of the post-campaign victory Dem Rules? Why of course, it shall be this blog, and all other local bloggers.
One Dem Rule is already settled: When should you remove your yard signs from your lawn? Should they be removed the day after the election, or don’t you have a little time to gloat?
The Dem Rule is as follows: Your yard signs should be removed by the First Trash Day after the Day After the Election. Throw ‘em out! Or, if you intend to keep your yard signs stored in your garage for a re-election campaign in 2008 or 2010, they should be off your lawn by trash day.
Now, what about bumper stickers? How long should you be allowed to gloat and keep your bumper sticker on your car? There is no Dem Rule on this, so we must establish one.
While we can all agree that bumper stickers of candidates who lost should be removed the day after the election, there is no consensus on how long you should be able to keep a bumper sticker on to gloat. While you can remove your Solon is for Ted Strickland sticker at any time (or your Sherrod Brown sticker, or your Jennifer Brunner sticker, or your Marc Dann sticker), when must it be off?
We’re not sure. So let’s vote on it. A bumper sticker should be removed by...
1. Thanksgiving Weekend.
2. Christmas Eve
3. New Year’s Day
4. The Day the Winning Candidate is sworn-in
5. Memorial Day Weekend
Let us know what you think. Voting will go on through this weekend, and the final decision on this new Dem Law will be made Monday.