On Cape Cod, thieves divided between Obama and McCain
With the presidential race going into its final weeks and attack ads airing and accusations flying things are starting to get nasty. On Cape Cod, the campaign season is starting to take on the characteristics of a junior high school student council election.
From Brewster to Eastham and down to Chatham, residents all over the region are reporting that lawn signs expressing support for their choice of president are going missing. Police say that it’s an even split between Obama and McCain signs being stolen.
“They are being investigated as larcenies and will be investigated,” said Orleans Police Cchief Jeffrey Roy. “We will bring the offenders to court.”
“It’s becoming something of an epidemic on the Cape,” said a worker at the Democratic headquarters in Orleans.
The Republican headquarters in Orleans said it was replacing signs McCain supporters reported missing or stolen. Thursday morning one volunteer said she was going to give new signs to supporters in Chatham and Brewster whose signs were gone.
What also has been happening is that neighbors with opposing political viewpoints place their signs as close to one another as possible. Perhaps this is the closest the McCain and Obama are going to get this political season.