You see them everywhere: on the side of roads, nailed to trees, stuck in yards. I three 4×8 Harold Ford, Jr. signs on the way to and from work.

You don’t see them in Bartlett, which requires a hefty deposit before the election and has a strict 3-days after the election and they’re gone rule.

But Memphis doesn’t have a rule. Any rule. So policy defaults to this:

A state law does, however, require that all signs be removed within three weeks after an election. Problem is, the law provides no punishment if they remain in a yard till doomsday. After all, those with the signs make the rules.

Just another piece of the incumbent protection culture of career politicians.