Metro Philadelphia reported that the Obama campaign is charging people $5 a pop for lawn signs:
I stood next to a young woman offering herself as a volunteer at the reception desk at Obama’s Philadelphia headquarters on the fourth floor of a former bank building at 15th and Sansom streets in Center City. She asked for a poster to put in her front yard in Powelton Village. She was told that such a sign would cost $5. And she paid. “I felt guilty,” she said later, noting that when she worked as a volunteer for Chaka Fattah during his run for mayor no one charged her for campaign posters.
The writer’s young friend got a good deal, though, because my pal Jeff was charged $8 for a lawn sign! And $3 for a button!
But should he be charging for lawn signs? Is that fair to all those people out there, hungry for change and hope and hope and change, who just want to display their love for Obama?
Why not? Lawn signs are printed by union labor. Do you know how expensive they are? $1.19 a piece!
Love doesn’t come cheap.