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. Caring

    How could we miss the man who spent more money in his 8 years in office than all the presidents from G. Washington to B. Clinton?

    February 9, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. You Betcha

    rjt February 9th, 2010 4:31 pm ET

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

    Must be why Bush called his base "The Haves and the Have Mores" huh?
    But, I forget, the Republicans think that a million dollars after taxes is "not very much money" Talk about elitist..

    February 9, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

    Annie against biased news....you have it exactly correct!

    February 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Like a wh-re misses the clap.

    February 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. Dave L

    The answer to the billboard question is NO!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. dan acosta

    WHOEVER SAYS THAT BUSH WAS BETTER THAN OBAMA IS F....ED UP!!!! BECAUSE O W. AOUR NATIONAL DEBT SKYROCKETED WE ENDED IN TWO WARS, THE GUY WAS AN IDIOT. OBAMA IS WAY BETTER BUT YOU DO NOT WANT OT GIVE A BLACK GUY A CHANCE.

    February 9, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. MikeH

    Only place I'd like to see Bush is in the Defendants Chair, and on trial for War Crimes, Fraud, and Treason.

    All the wackadoodles posting here saying they miss Bush are paid Republican boot-licking toadys who should, in all fairness, be shipped off to fight in Afganistan.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    Can't miss him as long as his mess won't go away.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. hdjones

    I miss DUHbya about as much as I miss my last bout of athlete's foot.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  10. A GREAT REPUBLICAN

    President George Bush was a good President. Barrack Obama is a disgrace to the office of the President. In 2012 Barrack Obama will be finished.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  11. Palin is a Hand Job

    TCM February 9th, 2010 4:28 pm ET

    This sign is a riot! God Bless GW for keeping us safe; and until 2006

    Apparently you slept through 9/11/2001? The idiot did not take office on 9/12 contrary to what you wingnuts would like to believe.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. Rickster

    There was alot of things about Bush that I didn't like but now that we have the 4th stooge in the White House, yes, I do miss Bush.

    February 9, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  13. Florida Joe

    ANSWER IS NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOT EVEN FOR ONE SECOND DO I MISS THIS IDIOT OR DARTH VADER

    February 9, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. J.P.

    hee hee hee...

    Had enough hope and change yet?

    February 9, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Helena

    Even though I did not vote for President Bush this is disrespectful.

    CNN won't let us comment on Robert Gibbs press briefing today, but I loved it!! Thank you Robert Gibbs!!

    February 9, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. sonny chapman

    A classic W. photo-he looks like a clown, really !

    February 9, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Even if you didn't like what he did, at least Bush DID SOMETHING. Obama has had historic majorities in both houses of Congress and hasn't even managed to figure out how to close GITMO yet.

    February 9, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. Republicans - Wrong about everything, Wrong for America (and GW Bush was the worst President ever)

    Some of you forget that we are talking about a man who invaded Iraq because it had better bombing targets than Afghanistan, declared "Mission Accomplished" 6 years ago, couldn't handle hurricane Katrina, presided over the worst economy since the great depression, helped make it the worst economy by allowing his friends on Wall St. to do whatever they wanted, alienated almost every aly that we have, for all his bluster and "toughness" couldn't stop Iran or North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, just to name a few of his problems. The only people who miss this guy are ignorant people who can't think for themselves so they spout the rhetoric dished out by wacked out conservatives.

    February 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    W did not keep us safe. To say that means you do not even approach the lowest rung on intelligence ladder. 3000 killed on 9-11, over a dozen anthrax letter, the shoe bomber, and that was Bush' s first year. I do not think there will be another American president with Bush's dismal record of keeping us safe.

    February 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. Growler

    Lets see two recessions and two lost wars. No I don't think so.

    February 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. Youve got to be kidding me

    Hell No I dont miss him, everything wrong with the US now has still to do with what he has done. People are whinning, Obama is making the debt go up. YOU REPUBLICANS MADE THE DEBT!!!! If McCain was in office you would try and justify adding more debt, my god at least obama is budgeting us unlike Bush. Bush was and will be the worst president to take office. Period.

    February 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. Julie

    We'd be in better shape today if he hadn't been around to miss in the first place. GW was the worst (maybe his worst decision was his choice in a VP and everything rolled down hill from that ) and here we sit in a GOP initiated mess.

    February 9, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. Curtis

    Interesting how the fate of the government rests only on the president...as if no one in congress has any responsibility. And the markets didn't rebounds because of Barack Obama...if Bush was still in there it would have happened as well...The cycle reoccurs throughout history - that's why it's a cycle. Obama has done fine but let's be real, no one will really know how well a president performs until many years after they are out of office.

    By the way, the banks will be stable until they create a new way to magnify gains ( or losses)...that's how it happens - a president doesn't tell them how to do it.

    February 9, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Republican chg'd Independent

    The mess he made of this country will be in history for ever....No, Hell No, Never Will!

    February 9, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Mike in MN

    GREAT SIGN!!
    After a year of Obama, many voters are seeing Obama's change as change for the worse.
    Obama has been a total failure. His filibuster proof super majority has produced the stimulus, auto bail outs, an all time record spending budget, cap and trade and health care reform bills, all 100% owned by Democrats and all opposed by a majority of voters.
    His super majority has not been able to move health care reform and cap and trade into law because the liberal/progressive leadership has not been able to get enough votes from the more conservative Blue Dogs.
    The Democrat super majority has provided Obama and the Democrats the opportunity to do whatever they wanted and what they have done has been rejected by a majority of voters. Guess they just don't know what voters really want.
    Now Obama wants to sit down with his liberal/progressive party leaders and work with the Republicans on a bipartisian basis. Sounds great, but how is that going to work when they have not even been able to work with the Blue Dogs of their own party.
    Republicans know that voters have rejected the Obama agenda. The elections in New Jersey, Virgina and Mass. prove to the Republicans that voters and especially independents will vote for Republicans. All the polls show large Republican gains in the House and Senate in November.
    Republicans are on the side of the people in opposing Obama's agenda. That only changes if the people change their mind and decide they like bills they currently oppose. Obama and his agenda is a losing one, for Obama to push it forward is suicide for Democrats.

    February 9, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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