February 9th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
4 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. cph9680

    Yes!

    February 9, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. Right Leaning Independent

    This Liberal administration is against business!!! They have no clue that the jobs are not coming as long as Obama rails against business every time he gets in front of his teleprompter! Your base likes this rhetoric but they are too ignorant to realize they are unemployed partly due to your constant taxing and berating of business. "Main Street" folks need to understand that businesses create jobs – not Washington!! And before you cry about Bush sending jobs overseas, ask yourself when was the last time you visited Wal Mart? You are as guilty as anyone for supporting Wal Mart, the largest importer of Chinese goods in the world!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    MISS DUBYA?????????????????????????????????????????????

    We are STILL dealing with his legacy of wars, economic disaster and the division of our union!

    Do I miss Dubya?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    (I am a registered Independent, that voted for him in 2000)

    February 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. VernisRobertson

    It came from Tea Bagger anonymous. Yeah ! The Oil Companies misses you , Wall Street misses, the Rich misses you , and Sarah Palin misses , because we have her to laugh about now .

    February 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Moe Smith

    Yes, with every shoe thrown...

    February 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. thersa

    Miss him? NEVER

    February 9, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. El Kababa

    Let us pause to think about this. Small businesses are complaining that the federal government isn't helping (giving them money) enough.

    They are not saying, "I prefer competition and the free market. Let us struggle to survive. Those who go broke have been culled from the herd. The survivors will be stronger because of it." They "free market" folks are always first to line up for government help when the going gets tough. "Free Market" really means "Free Stuff for Me." It means, "I don't want to pay taxes to support this complex society. I don't want to be regulated. But, I want to blame the government when the free market fails to make ME prosperous." It means, "I want a no-bid, no-audit government contract."

    As for me, I think Obama is head, shoulders, body, and knees above Bush and Cheney added together. He is intelligent. He is competent. If the nation would implement his solutions, we'd be a happier, more secure nation. Comparing Obama to Bush is like comparing Einstein to Palin.

    February 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. Obama Victim

    Obozo has done the impossible......maje Bush look good...come back George

    February 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. Joe

    Dear God In Heaven, NO !

    February 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Leigh

    The answer is "no".

    February 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Cindy J

    Everyday!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. rjt

    Small business owners miss Bush. Elitist millionaires and terrorists love Obama.

    February 9, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. annie against biased news

    Was no great bush fan but anybody would be better than obama.

    February 9, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Stay gone.

    February 9, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. cathy

    NO!!! Thanks for all the bad, lingering memories. It's going to take a while for our country to recover from your reign of terror (along with Cheney and Rumsfeld), but we will. Keep on clearing brush and riding your bicycle in Crawford and leave us alone forever!

    February 9, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. AG

    Not at all... NOT AT ALL!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    I believe Rob Selby says it all!

    February 9, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  18. Hope and Change

    I miss leadership. Bush wasn't great in his second term, but what we have now is insane. There has got to be better people out there who can run this country.

    February 9, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. VernisRobertson

    Yeah ! Bring back the money you guys stole from the United States. You must be a druking idiot , to miss this fool . No more stealing the elections.

    February 9, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. TCM

    ".....Who the he!! intheir right mind would even do such a thing. He!! no we don't miss bush. Please my President Obama got it on lock for sho...."

    The above post shows the mentality of the the typical Obama supporter...and the fact that, despite being so uneducated, and easily fooled, some are seeing the phony for what he truly is...however, I can understand blacks still clinging to the hope and change; being that most who voted for him merely for his color, are racists. Face facts; we don't even have to discuss color to see that this clown named Obama is truly the worst thing that's happened to this country...short of being bombed at Pearl Harbor .

    February 9, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. m3btrfly

    To all that said even a little bit yes, idiots, how soon we forget who put us in this mess to begin with, how much the rest of the international community despised, yes, despised us because of him. I had a friend travel during his presidency to New Zealand and people were very open about how much that president was hated. I hated him as a governor and especially as a president. GOOOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!
    Oh, please note how many said "NO". The right wingers are so sad. Do you want a president that has to write her thoughts on her hand? Palin doesn't even know the basics of her own beliefs let alone know how to run a country. God help us all if she ever is elected. I will happily move to another country.

    February 9, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. CK in MN

    No!

    February 9, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. Chris

    This is a slap in the face to the teleprompter and chief…

    February 9, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. hayden zeke

    I feel sick every time I see that smirky-smirk puss.

    February 9, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  25. Wisconsonite

    Oh yeah because the George W. Bush administration did so MUCH for small businesses! What a bunch of friggin' idiots you people are!!! Do you think the economy began collapsing the day President Obama took office???!!!!!! I really think we should make people go through some kind of intelligence test before they're allowed to cast their vote since we ALL have to live with the consequences of the ignorance!

    February 9, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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