Here’s some unsolicited advice for judicial candidates: Ask your campaign volunteers not to break any laws while they’re out posting your signs. It just looks bad when they do.
Here’s the scenario I observed this morning on my way to work: At the busy intersection of Pine and Center Street, a tall, bearded gentleman carrying a sign in one hand and a hammer in the other walked across Pine while the pedestrian signal clearly said not to cross. He pounded the sign in, giving everyone stopped at the light a good look at the name on it (a candidate for Pierce County Superior Court).
Now, on occasion I’ve crossed against the pedestrian signal – but only when no traffic was around. That wasn’t the case this morning at rush hour. And I wasn’t working for someone trying to get a job that involves upholding the law.