Political dirty tricks and other bullshit
It looks like an innocuous story about people stealing Kerry/Edwards campaign signs from yards. It's bush-league, it's grade school, and according to a local Republican, it's not limited to Kerry/Edwards signs either.
But then there's this little nugget in the story:
Bryan Platt, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee, said he had heard of only one report of Bush/Cheney signs taken recently.
He pointed out that there aren’t many locally, however, because the Bush/Cheney campaign has selected Sept. 11 as the big day for putting up signs.
Remember back when the Republican party swore up and down that they would never, ever, ever try to use the 9/11 attacks for political purposes?