Besides mailings, another aspect of political season is the stealing of campaign signs. This is the work of the usual cowards and bullies who attempt to sow fear through harassment and are themselves afraid that the mere mention of their opponents' names, Úquot;KaimanÚquot; and Úquot;TroianoÚquot; will cause the people to turn out and vote for our incumbents in droves.
The signs themselves aren't all that important. Supervisor Kaiman and Councilman Troiano are visible everywhere in Carle Place in the form of clean and re-paved streets, current use of the town parks for the Carle Place Soccer Club, and town meetings to bring the democratic process to all the people. They are less visible, but no less present, in their proven fiscal responsibility that holds the line on our taxes.
Their opponents have naught but gaudy signs to announce them. No compelling issues, no plan, no hope.
Any idiot can steal a sign. It takes a knowledgeable, active community member to explain why his or her candidate deserves your support.
So, when you drive by one of the areas where there is a forest of Republican signs, but no democratic ones, remember that Úquot;KaimanÚquot; and Úquot;TroianoÚquot; are there in spirit. They were just stolen out of fear.
Thomas Sobczak Jr.