Phil Busse: Confessions of a Lawn Sign Stealer

Professor Philip Busse blogs about his adventures stealing political signs. 

Sure, I understand that stealing a sign will not change anyone’s mind, and, most likely, will only embolden McCain supporters’ disdain for liberals. Even so, yanking out the signs and running like a scared rabbit back to my idling car was one of the single-most exhilarating and empowering political acts that I have ever done. — Huffington Post

Stealing signs is bad enough. He blogged about it, and expressed surprise that he got a negative response from his readers.

Writing the essay was an opportunity to explore and talk about
political speech and the desire that most of us have to express our
politics — both in mature and immature ways, and sometimes a mix of the
two…. I’m disappointed that most readers
seem to have focused on the thefts, and not on the larger thoughts. — Northfield News