Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins thought he was hallucinating last week when he was driving a rural stretch of I-35 south after a visit to Wrenshall when he spied a billboard with The Decider's happy-go-lucky visage staring out at traffic, accompanied by the message, "Miss me yet?"As much as the Left wants to paints this as the work of conservatives or some Far-Right, anti-Obama cretins, turns out it's just a group of small business owners trying to make themselves heard. And why shouldn't small business owners be angry? As much as Barry loves to talk about his stimulus money and how much it'll help small business owners, thanks to a Democratic congress obsessed with getting ObamaCare passed and constant in-fighting, small business owners are currently being left out in the cold by the Obama administration. While under President Bush small businesses not only grew, but thrived. So of course, they miss Bush, so does 56% of the rest of the country.
That was no hallucination, as it turns out. By Monday, a listener had e-mailed a picture of the same billboard to the station, so Collins, who writes the Newscut blog, posted the photo along with a public appeal to find out who had paid for the sign - and whether they were serious, or making a joke.
"It was a nice little yarn," Collins said. "Almost a throwaway post."By Tuesday afternoon, he knew who the billboard's backers were and posted the news. Mary Teske, the general manager of Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising said it was paid for by a group of small business owners unhappy with Washington who evidently wanted to get their message out in a fun way. But by then the story had gone viral and turned into a time suck for Collins.