Bush: Miss Me Yet?
Minnesota Public Radio’s Bob Collins saw this billboard as he “whizzed past it on I-35 in Wyoming last week on the way back from Wrenshall.”
He’s rather bemused at the reception his blog post on this has gotten:
FoxNews asked me to be on today to talk about the billboard. I declined, noting I don’t know anything other than that there’s this billboard. But it’s interesting how the story has spiraled from the blog, to the NPR blog, to a couple of national blogs, to Drudge etc. True, I’m intrigued by the mystery of it all, but it’s also a reminder of how the truly trivial can grab our attention. I write about deeper, more meaningful news, too. Maybe that’s the bigger story here: Can blogs exist without the trivia?
Ah, the joys of blogging. Quite often, our “serious” posts go unnoticed whilst seemingly trivial posts go viral. Go figure.
Aside from the amusement factor over the billboard, the interest level is ratcheted up because no one has yet figured out who put it up. Collins’ NPR colleague Mark Memmott ventures,
At first glance, it would seem to be from some person or group who isn’t thrilled by President Barack Obama’s performance so far — unless it’s a more ironic message from those who didn’t think too much of Bush and want to remind voters about him.
I’m guessing Dick Cheney. (Well, probably not — but he is from Wyoming and it would be pretty funny.)
UPDATE: I’m reliably informed that Collins was in Wyoming, Minnesota not Wyoming, the state. (I-35 runs north-south from Laredo, TX to Deluth, MN, missing Wyoming by about 1000 miles.) This reduces Collins’ drive time considerably but ruins the Cheney joke.