Thursday, May 27, 2010

Howdy Mr. Secret Service Man

I'm guessing Victoria, TX will be getting a visit from US Secret Service agents soon after an anti-Obama graffiti spree included "Kill Obama," as seen in this photo from the Victoria Advocate. Also evidenced in the photo: Graff writers don't have the benefit of spell-check.

Interestingly, the Advocate also provides a (helpful?) service where readers can purchase the image on mouse pads, coffee cups key chains, tote bags, and other swag, just in case you want to cherish the memories.

I've argued repeatedly the best way to deal with such incidents is rapid cleanup, particularly when the perpetrator is unknown. It does more damage to have a story and photo spread across the country that makes Victorians look like ignorant hicks than it would cost just to buff it off as soon as the graff was reported.


Anonymous said...

Come on Grits. I'm sure they were talking about that well known dude "Obama Comie," not the president.

"All we are saying, is give hicks a chance..."

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Have you purchased your mouse pad yet? :)

R. Shackleford said...

Nobody likes the men in black.