At yesterday’s Shad Planking in rural Virginia, where political candidates have mixed and mingled for votes and media attention for six decades, Terry McAuliffe’s money was on display.
In recent years, the Shad Planking has offered a gauge of each campaign’s organizational strength and resources, with candidates competing to put up thousands of signs in the surrounding area.
McAuliffe dispatched 60 staff members and 38 volunteers, many arriving more than a day early, to erect 25,000 signs extending 20 miles. He flew a plane overhead with the words: "New Energy. New Jobs. Vote Terry." A sea of supporters in blue T-shirts cheered him on, chanting, "Go, Terry, go!"
I wonder if Terry’s campaign filed an environmental impact statement?