February 9th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
5 years ago

Mystery Bush sign causes stir

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Last December a billboard popped up north of Minneapolis on I-35 featuring former President George W. Bush's image next to the words "Miss Me Yet?". (Photo by Bob Collins/ Minnesota Public Radio)

(CNN) – A political mystery of sorts in Minnesota may have been solved.

A billboard popped up north of Minneapolis on I-35 featuring former President George W. Bush's image next to the words "Miss Me Yet?" last December. But until Tuesday it wasn't known who paid for it.

While the identities of the sign owners are still unclear, the general manager of the advertising company who owns the billboard space told Minnesota Public Radio it was financed by "a group of small business owners who feel like Washington is against them."

"They wish to remain anonymous. They thought it was a fun way of getting out their message," said Mary Teske, of Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising.

Schubert & Hoey did not return CNN's request for comment.


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  1. kgreen

    NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Paul from Phoenix

    LOL. That is really funny. Who would have thought this would even be a debate after only one year. Way to go Obama. I am sooooooo glad i voted for you.

    February 9, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. Rob Selby

    Miss this right-wing scumbag? The worst president in the history of this country. The same redneck that ruined the world and got us into the mess we're in now? The same lunatic that lied us into war? The same skunk that destroyed a major U.S. city? ("You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie!") The same war monger that lied and used the death of Pat Tillman recruit people into the Iraq war?

    I could go on and on. But, I won't. You right-wing @$$wipes know what you are.

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. RH

    See? Small business owners can be complete idiots, too!

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Debby

    This is too hysterical and yes alot of us miss you. Our blue chips are in the latrine since you left.

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Redman, CA

    A bunch of small business owners....

    So what did GWB do for small businesses that Obama has not? What pray tell are they missing about GWB?

    Seriously, somebody please enlighten me?

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. Crazy Harry

    They must be Michelle Bachman and her family. :)

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. Right Leaning Independent

    Oh, I can already picture the blogs about your "illegal" war or "relationship with Europe" or your ignoring the poor "Main Street" folks. They love our big spending, world apologizing, promise breaking, pandering liberal wuss who thought he could talk the world into peace and harmony versus a man that truly loved his country!!

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Bedtime for Obonzo

    In a word - Yes.

    February 9, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. Terry

    yes we do – very much

    February 9, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. Tom from Canonsburg

    Sorry George, not yet. We're still recovering from your mistakes.

    February 9, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. RH

    LMFAO

    February 9, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  13. Sarah

    No we do not MISS HIM now or ever.......

    February 9, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  14. Dean

    We all know it was Michelle Bachman and Yes she does miss him.

    February 9, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. Four and The Door

    This is great. And yes, we do miss having strong leadership in Washington, having a real Commander in Chief and having someone able to make decisions based on what the country needs rather than what is good for the special interests and their own political ambitions.

    February 9, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  16. Average American

    What group of small business owners are against repealing capital gains taxes for small businesses and a tax credit for hiring new employees, helping them expand their businesses? That's a very dumb group of small business owners.

    February 9, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. seebofubar

    Have you ever seen so many people so against the sitting administration? Obama and the democrats have so alienated the country that even in Minnessota where even Boston looks Republican people are upset enough to put up this sign

    February 9, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. Ben Harrison

    Hell no! Any other questions?

    February 9, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  19. Portland, Maine

    no

    February 9, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  20. mike

    No I don't

    February 9, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  21. Ross, NY

    NO, a thousand times NO!

    February 9, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  22. Terry

    Why can't we make a comment about that classless Gibbs. CNN doesn't like people commenting on their Dem party. CNN is so in bed with the Dems its sickning.

    February 9, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. Papasan

    No!

    February 9, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  24. From a Chicago Independent 26 year old white male

    WrongKindofChange February 9th, 2010 3:28 pm ET

    There Obama goes again...bullying until he gets his way. Someone needs to remind Obama why we have 3 branches of goverment. It's so no one branch gains to much of the power. By Obama going around the senate he is essentially eliminating one of the branches of government.

    Obama the dictator!
    ------------------------–
    @ WrongKindofChange...............your an idiot and must have missed your political science classes in high school cause Art. II, sec. 2, clause 3: "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session." ...................Man it's people like this when I wonder why i even vote...it reminds me of the move Idiocracy I recommened it to all cause thats where were headed with comments like the one from WrongKindofChange

    February 9, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. moderate in illinois

    It must have paid for by Bin Laden – Bush was a great recruiter.

    February 9, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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