It was brought to my attention in a comment to another post that a Zinga for Congress sign along 53rd street in Moline had a new message added by an enterprising person or persons unknown.
I'd seen the same sign in the past couple days and hadn't noticed any vandalism, though that may be due to the fact that it's hard to notice as you drive by.
The sign is on wooded property behind some very pricey homes just north of John Deere Expressway and is situated in a shallow ditch, which makes it a bit difficult to see clearly, though it's a very large sign and imposssible to miss.
But someone, most likely a youngish female judging from the feminine penmanship and the tell-tale circle used to dot the "i", managed to get to the sign somehow and scrawl "Racist" on both sides.
This is unfortunate, of course, as vandalism of signs isn't a great idea from either side. But the critic in me can't help but note that if you're going to deface a sign with a message, try to pick a more visible color than black, and pick a spray can or marker that writes a line wider than a half inch.
The only redeeming thing about this is that most people probably don't even notice the writing and if they do, can't make out what it says.
Of course, this isn't to say whether the spray painted message is valid or not.