If you read the political posts on my blog, then you already know that I'm a capital-L Liberal - a Ted Kennedy Democrat who falls somewhere to the left of the left. It probably won't surprise you that shortly after Barack Obama became the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party, I put an Obama yard sign out in front of my house.
About a week ago, the Obama sign disappeared from my yard. My mother and I commiserated over it, dismayed that this could happen in our rural little neighborhood. "Who would do such a thing?" I wondered out loud.
My mother was quiet for a minute, then said thoughtfully, "I just hope it was taken by Obama supporters who didn't want to spend money on their own sign."
Yes, I'm sure that's it. It was a needy Democrat. Or maybe it was someone who couldn't afford heating oil and needed to burn it in his wood stove.
At least now I know where I get it.