It’s times like this when my front yard is very popular.
I live on a relatively busy corner, near some schools, and across the street from a polling place. With an election coming up in April, it’s been like a class reunion around here with all the “old friends” who have surfaced to see if there’s room in the yard for their sign.
In a small town – in my hometown, no less – owning this piece of property is dicey. In truth, many of those who have asked to put a sign in the yard really are acquaintances: someone I went to school with, someone I went to church with, the husband of a close friend, the boss of another friend.
It becomes a balancing act. Do I allow signs for anyone with whom I’m friendly? Or do my political leanings outweigh my friendly feelings?
Do you really need ask?
So, I’m thinking of instituting a questionnaire for local candidates who want to place a sign in my yard. You know, to help me make good decisions.
Here are some questions I’m thinking of using …Political party? What is the best decision made within the last year by the office/board for which you are running? What is the worst decision made within the last year by the office/board for which you are running? What changes would you hope to make if elected?
What do you think? Are there other or better questions I should be asking?