Monday, October 18, 2004

Okay, I need Ben Carter to come pee on my signs.

Friday morning, we put up our No on the Amendment sign. Yesterday morning, I went out to my car and discovered that it had been wrenched up out of the ground and torn. My Stinetorf sign was untouched, so it’s pretty clear the NOTA sign was the target.

I made a report to the police, but I am still fuming. I live in a cul-de-sac and my yard is only visible to folks who drive back there for a reason. This means one of my neighbors is a major @sshole.

We repaired the damage to the sign and put it back up this morning, but I couldn’t help but think of Ben’s preemptive revenge on sign stealers. Unfortunately, I am not as well equipped to place such a deterrent.

To see my wife's comments on the vandalism, click here.

Sarah G

Friday, October 08, 2004

Not enough hours in the day!

I know I haven't posted in over a week, but, frankly, I've been a little busy. For example, I've been helping my wife with her blog. I've also been participating in the Change for Kentucky "CFK for a Day" events. I even led the one for Mary Lou Marzian. I'm still hobbling a little from the literature drops, but it's been very rewarding.

I also became the official organizer for the DFA Lexington Meetup. As such, it was my pleasure to invite everyone to the meeting this past Wednesday for a special surprise!

The national DFA folks, impressed by our organization and efforts, sent contribution checks of $1000 each for 11 of the 12 candidates Change for Kentucky endorsed! #12 is running for federal office and, sadly, can not receive DFA contributions.

CFK booked and decorated the library auditorium for a presentation ceremony, and several of the candidates showed up in person to accept their checks (some, unfortunately, were stuck in the special session to resolve Gov. Fletcher's quagmire). They all expressed their thanks for us spending our time canvassing, phone banking, distributing literature, etc. on their behalf.

Afterwards, we served punch and cake to the crowd, and a good time was had by all. The celebration was a real boost for us, heading into this last month of GOTV action. Many of us really needed the encouragement.

I hope that, wherever you are, you're doing something to help a candidate or an issue. It really does make a difference.

Sarah G