Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Election Humor

Political signs have been appearing everywhere since early Spring. They are on the sides of buildings, on street corners, on the open prairie, propped on hay bales, and taped to vehicles. The signs are so commonplace that it takes something really unusual to catch my attention.

spotted on Sunset Drive
Riverton, WY
July 2014
Last week out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the simple Longmire sign attached to a fence on Sunset.

Walt Longmire
main character of eight Longmire books, written by Craig Johnson

If you aren't familiar with Walt Longmire, you can read about the books and TV series here. Longmire's creator, Craig Johnson, lives in Wyoming, so Wyomingites are particularily proud of the series and the books.

The Fremont County Sheriff's office is up for grabs this year, and two qualified candidates are vying for the position; however, both are in the same party, so the primary election will eliminate one of them. I have no doubt that if Walt Longmire's name was on the ballot, he would garner more than his share of the votes.

Have you read any of the Longmire books or seen the TV series?

11 comments:

  1. This is funny! Someone obviously wishes they had better options for voting this year. One of my brother-in-laws is a long time sheriff here in South Dakota but I am not aware of anyone hoping to replace him with a fictional character - yet.

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  2. My husband and I both love everything written by Wyoming's Craig Johnson!
    Walt would definitely get our votes!

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  3. Not familiar with that series...I have a cousin running for Sheriff here and a local boy..now who should I vote for?:)

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  4. That sign on Sunset caught my eye too, and made me chuckle out loud! Good one! And he would get my vote.

    I've read one of his books, and it was good.

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  5. I am not familiar with the books or the series (I do not have control of the remote since I hold on to the computer...lol) However, I love to read, especially series books so I will check them out.

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  6. Nope! I am tired of our election business in Illinois right now….

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  7. Oh that's adorable! It would have made my day too!

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  8. That is fun. I've seen the series a time or two, but haven't looked into the books.

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  9. I read the books and never miss the TV show. What would a week be without Walt Longmire (and Branch. Oh my, Branch!)? It is worrying me that the series has not yet been renewed for next season. I know it is early, but throw me a bone A & E!

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  10. I love the Longmire books and tv show. That's the only reason I wish I had cable.

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  11. Ooh, something new to me to read.... I'll add this to my so delay read list. Hope our library has some of these.

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