Peeking in on Mayoral Race

Holes cut into Kinkle signs raise eyebrows

By Bruce Felps
|  Monday, Apr 11, 2011  |  Updated 4:24 PM CDT
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Peeking in on Mayoral Race

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by Bruce Felps

Dallas mayoral candidate David Kunkle’s campaign signs seem to opening a few eyes.

Maybe you’ve seen the 4-foot-by-4-foot signs reading “Kunkle For Mayor.” Maybe you’ve seen the ones with what appear to be eyeholes cut into, or out of, them.

A symbol of the former police chief’s omnipresent watch over the city? A prankster vandalizing the signs? Nah, just a measure to prevent wind damage to the campaign signs.

According to a report over at Pegasus News — where you can see a photo of one of the signs — a campaign volunteer, um, volunteered his services to cut a little wind-relief into the signs, which are made from corrugated plastic and would snap off in a good gust.

Seems rather pragmatic if a little stylized. He could just cut regular holes in the signs, right? Maybe there’s some kind of aerodynamic reason for the eye-shape.

All in all, not exactly a big deal in big-city politics. Then again, the signs did generate some extra publicity, so score.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He likes to look a campaign sign in the eye.

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