Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shame On You, Mr. Reed

While going to and from the grocery store today, I saw something that is blatantly unethical and dirty by the Kasim Reed campaign. The low photo resolution is from my phone's older camera; however, the implication should be obvious. (My apologies for a finger being partly in one of the shots.)

Mr. Reed's campaign is so desperate that they have resorted to blocking the view of Mary Norwood's campaign signs by placing their own signs directly in front. This is despicable behavior from someone running for public office. I have not seen this tactic in a great many years, even through the two hotly contested W. campaigns for President. I'm utterly disgusted.

For the instances documented here in photos, all located in the strip of I-20 westbound between Bill Kennedy Way and Capitol Avenue, I was kind enough to move the signs so as to be positioned side-by-side. However, should I see any instances of this again prior to the election on Tuesday, I shall be photographing them for posting online, and pulling the offending signs entirely.

Shame on you, Mr. Reed. Please get your campaign workers out to fix these horrible, disgraceful, and despicable acts by your campaign or its supporters.

To our blog's readers, this incident further cements our endorsement for, and belief in, Mary Norwood for Atlanta Mayor. Make sure you come out to vote on December 1, and don't forget to read the joint letter from Atlanta LGBT citizens in support of Mary Norwood.


  1. You must be joking. I don't live in the city, so I have no interest in this race, but you must be kidding me with all this fake outrage that you are exhibiting over sign placement. Get a grip, there are lies being told about voting records, supporter intimidation and other much more important issues and you are crying about sign placement. Wow. Grow up.

  2. I know about some of the other issues you mentioned, and there's plenty of people already talking about those aspects. Here, I saw unethical behavior in my own neighborhood, inside the Atlanta city limits where we will vote on the mayoral runoff, and decided to point out that unethical behavior.

    Were it only one sign, I'd think it was perhaps just a local resident acting out and not think much of it. This was a concerted, coordinated effort with quite a few signs, so it was done either by campaign staff or people close to the campaign. That's what makes it stand out as a bad problem -- I'd be turned off by just about any candidate whose campaign is engaged in astroturfing of an opponent's advertising.