Bush Bumper Sticker Evokes Road Rage
Hillsborough: Bumper sticker evokes road rage (St. Petersburg Times)
Politics has always been divisive, splitting families and turning friend against friend. This week, though, a Tampa woman learned that simple Bush-Cheney bumper sticker can bring trouble, if not danger, from a total stranger.
Police say Michelle Fernandez, 35, was chased for miles Tuesday by an irate 31-year-old Tampa man who cursed at her as he held up an anti-Bush sign and tried to run her off the road. His sign, about the size of a business letter, read: Never Forget Bush’s Illegal Oil War Murdered Thousands in Iraq.
“I guess this was a disgruntled Democrat,” Tampa Police spokesman Joe Durkin said. “Maybe he has that sign with him so he’s prepared any time he comes up against a Republican.”
Quite likely. Clearly, some people are unhinged.
A simple campaign sticker shouldn’t be enough to incite rage, although one wonders why anyone still has decals from past elections on their vehicles. And, certainly, I’ve seen stickers outrageous enough that I wouldn’t have been surprised if they incited violence. I especially love vulgar signs that have been lovingly scrawled on carboard and taped to the back windshields of vehicles. The mentality of such people is beyond my comprehension.
via Dodd Harris