Bob Laitres, as far as I know, is an honest and honorable man. He is, by his own proud admission, a Democrat and an Obama supporter.
Being a Democrat is still one of the few rights not bestowed on us by the government. And that's fine until one remembers what Ronald Reagan once said. "The problem with Democrats is that they know too much that is just not true." As an example, Mr. Laitres "knows" that the person who allegedly destroyed two Obama signs on his pickup were sarcastically "patriotic" and highly enlightened. To make his apparent point he educates us about the definition of hypocrisy and launches his criticism at those he presumes were not Obama supporters. He further indicts the middle age because he just "knows" they will smirk at his bad luck.
Isn't it interesting that he has no facts, no evidence and no reason to believe what he thinks? I doubt it ever entered his own enlightened mind that perhaps, just perhaps, the person or persons were really Obama supporters who would know their action would inflame the person with the reputation of writing inflammatory letters to editors. Isn't it possible this might have been part of a Democrat strategy to discredit those who don't support Obama? Isn't it possible that Mr. Laitres really did it himself just so he could write his self-rightness and indignant letter to the editor to incite emotional and negative feelings toward those who don't support his candidate?
Of course it is possible. There is no evidence or even an inclination of evidence that the Laitres accusations are anything more than his personal bias.
On the same page is a letter from Lowell Rogers describing the theft of "Romney for President" signs. I wonder if Bob is just as indignant with the thefts as he was with the defacement. It seems this sword cuts both ways.
So thanks, Bob, for the lesson. Drive around town with the torn banners on your pickup so everyone will know who and what you are. Those who notice will probably not misjudge you.