Escambia County Politics

Oops, Touart forgets three-letter word

June 7, 2010

The same campaign brain trust that introduced home invasion as a campaign strategy forgot to put the word “for” on the campaign signs for former County Administrator George Touart. To avoid fines and/or having to redo the signs, Touart has gotten out a sharpie and added the word.

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  • Michelle Rushing June 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

    The printer only prints the information provided to him/her. They do not decide on their own what goes on the sign.

    The client gets a proof to review before anything is printed and the client either approves or requests changes.

    So this is not a printer mistake, it’s a campaign manager mistake for either not providing the correct information or not proofing the design.

  • Brian C. Abrams June 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I in no way want to see Touart elected but you have to consider that this maybe was a printers mistake.
    And instead of forcing a corrective reprinting they just magic markered the signs.
    They could at least have had some vinyl decals printed to make the correction look more professional.

  • Michael Canty June 7, 2010 at 10:47 am

    It is so simple. I was treasurer for a Sheriff’s run and I read the entire set of guidelines. Nothing, and I mean nothing is in the realm of rocket science. Not even bottle rockets.
    Details matter, you would think he would learn that little lesson…..

  • Charles Green June 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Check out there is a very clear message for the folks running for office what is and is not allowed. David Stafford made it just about dummy proof, well almost. I am afraid George would be that kind of Commissioner, thinking its ok to “pencil” it in after the fact. Even if it was just a staffer, that same staffer that missed this detail will most likely be on county staff within a few weeks if he were to win. When Jerry ran the rules were not as clear and the supervisor of elections did not even have a website yet…

  • Joe June 7, 2010 at 9:51 am

    “Let George Re-Do It”

  • Judge Maygarden June 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

    This actually seems to happen fairly frequently. Candidates often don’t realize that omitting the “for” implies incumbency and that is a big no-no. We had to bust out the sharpies as well when my uncle (Jerry) first ran for the state legislature. ;)