Signs of the times

One of the surest indications that an election is under way is the abundance of brightly colored signs that seemingly fill every heavily traveled intersection, dot area roadways and sprout in front of numerous businesses and residences. There's nothing wrong with that. The signs are a traditional way to put one's name and candidacy before voters. There is something amiss, however, with candidates who allow their signs to remain in public view long after the election has concluded.

Some candidates know that and act quickly. Indeed, one person was picking up signs and placing them in a truck Friday morning at the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and 37th Street, a spot virtually forested with signs. A quick glance at the truck's bed indicated it wasn't the individual's first such stop on the morning after election day.