Just last week I brought up the overabundance of signage related to two local politicians campaigning for office in Dakota County. One of those two was Mitch Scott who is running for Dakota County Sheriff. Well, in addition to his obnoxious black and yellow signs which seem to permeate every street corner and fence line in the South Metro which apparently multiply like rabbits on ecstasy, he has now gone one step too far and it’s time for it to stop him and any other local politician stupid enough to follow his example.
I have been walking with Mrs. Marcos every morning and as such have been getting back home a little later than I would normally leave to either walk or bike to the Apple Valley Transit Station. Well, long story short I ended up driving yesterday morning because my wife didn’t need the car that day. In the afternoon as I was walking back to my car I began noticing these long strips of black and yellow cardstock floating around the parking lot in the afternoon wind. I get to my car to find it surrounded by Mitch Scott for Dakota County Sheriff fliers which have dislodged themselves from many of the side windows of the cars they were placed on, in direct violation of the sign at Apple Valley Transit Station which specifically states no flyering/solicitation. Now, even if there is some ridiculously stupid law which allows candidates for political office to have their volunteers physically spam the hell out of everyone in a parking lot, I have a feeling that exemption does not include allowing litter to accumulate everywhere.
I have a feeling that Mitch Scott would be the first cop to pull a person over for throwing a piece of trash out a car window but he somehow allows his support network to plaster his face and URL all over the place and watch as it swirls around a parking lot on a blustery afternoon? This man needs to apologize to all Dakota County residents (update: he has in the comment section below) and then ensure that every single one of those fliers are picked up from any and all parking lots where they were left otherwise, well, he should receive the lowest number of votes based solely on his inability to make any sort of sound managerial decision about how his campaign literature is delivered which would be a direct reflection on his personal ethics and management experience.
What do you think about politicians passing out fliers and then allowing them to become liter in our cities? If there is some sort of exemption for these people should it be changed so that they cannot allow litter to accumulate? Should Mitch Scott apologize? Whatever you have to say go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.