Monday, September 27, 2010

Tricky Campaign Signs Zing Dudley

Posted By on Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

This one is too funny to pass up.

Carla Axtman, one of Blue Oregon’s contributors, has posted on her Facebook page a photo of a phony lawn sign that she says is appearing around Lake Oswego. The sign has the word DUDLEY above a green silhouette of a state, with “For Governor” printed beneath it.

The zinger: The state pictured is Washington, and at the bottom of the sign are the words “Representation Avoiding Taxation” – a dig at Republican governor candidate Chris Dudley for having lived in Washington for a time to reduce his Oregon income taxes when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Alan Tresidder, a Portland political consultant and lobbyist, says it’s a “dirty trick” and he doesn’t like it: “In a race as close as this one. And, trust me it is close … any dirty trick (funny or not) should not happen.”

My response: It’s “not a ‘dirty trick’ in the category of spreading a lie about a candidate; it's more of a joke.”

What’s your take on this burning issue? Is the sign a low-down dirty trick, or just good clean political fun?

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