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. Liz

    We miss him like we'd miss hemrrhoids! he was a terminal pain in the country's rear! anyone who misses him apparently thinks war, recession, shredding the constitution, allowing terror attacks, etc. are good things.

    February 9, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Marjorie A. Smith

    NOW THAT'S COMEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!, LOL!

    February 9, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. HypocriCNN/FOX Nuisense Are Antichrists Of News!

    The People In Minnesota Who Paid To Have This Billboard Displayed, And Then Choose Not To Want To Be Identified Are COWARDS!

    February 9, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Chris D.

    I sure don't miss Mr. Bush......I'm quite happy w/ the hopey changey thing......

    February 9, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Palin is a Hand Job

    seebofubar February 9th, 2010 4:20 pm ET

    Have you ever seen so many people so against the sitting administration?

    Yes. Take a look at Novermber 2008

    February 9, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Frozone

    What's funny is that Obama is continuing the majority of Bush's plans especially in foreign policy and handing out money to bankers. If Republicans were honest, they'd admitt this Obama guy is doing things they used to approve of. Then again, if Republicans were honest, they wouldn't be Republicans.

    February 9, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. Howard

    I miss GW Bush like the country misses Warren G. Harding.

    In both cases, good riddance to bad rubbish. The two most corrupt and inept adminsitrations in the history of the US.

    Only the criminals who profited under the Bush/Cheney regime (Halliburton, Bechtel, KBR, Blackwater) want these losers back. Oh yeah, and the Chinese, because that administration practically handed them our future.

    February 9, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. richp the poconos

    That is just great, best laugh I have had all week, I think I'll go have a good cry now.....

    February 9, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. Donovan

    No we don't. I wouldn't miss you Mr. Bush if a single celled amoeba was in office. Thx for the concern though

    February 9, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Average American

    Those "small" business owners have enough extra money to pay for a stupid billboard. Apparently the Obama plan is working well for them.

    and the answer is still NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    February 9, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Mike

    WE MISS YOU W!

    February 9, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Bruce

    That's too funny!!!

    February 9, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. Ignorant Liberal

    NObama makes Bush look like Lincoln. We have a complete idiot in the white house right now.

    February 9, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. nomorepoliticsplease

    Debby--your blue chips were swirling down the bowl before he left office..........o ye of short memory.......anyway.........
    Really, they couldn't find a better way to spend their money with the economy being what it is?
    stupid

    February 9, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. Jefe

    No wonder so many small businesses fail. If they're owned by people who think Bush's 40% decline in the value of the dollar didn't amount to the same thing as a 40% tax increase, I'm shocked their businesses would last more than 6 months.

    Not to mention, we Americans were quite fond of our Constitution before Herr Bush destroyed it.

    February 9, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. Royster

    Political ineptness and intellectual ignorance always look cuter once the person leaves office. Remember Dan Quayle?

    DUBYA: We don;t have to miss you....when we look at the economic mess we are in that Obama INHERITED.....we remember you...yes we do.

    February 9, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  17. sunny

    With all due respect...don't miss him and never will. If the people that put the $ together for this don't want to be made public I could understand cause under his administration, anytime you complained about the government, you were considered un-patriotic. I would not have missed him 8 years ago...and would not have missed the 2 wars he started and would not have missed the no child left behind (also known as no child left a dime) I would not miss the incredible debt he and all of the politicians let build up during his 8 years, or all the money he spent. I would not miss him showing up all too late after hurricane Katrina and certainly would not miss him in his pretend flight suit standing under the "Mission Accomplished" Banner. Keep it in mind...he had 8 years and look what he left. Give the current president the same amount of time and I'm sure we'll be better off in 7 years. Just as I'm thru paying for my kid's college tuitions

    February 9, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    and the answer? HELL NO, YOU FASCIST PIG.

    February 9, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Oh please. Anyone who misses the fool who got us into our current mess is a complete foll themselves. It's like saying you miss a stomach ache.

    February 9, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Marjorie A. Smith

    NOW THAT'S COMEDY!!!!!!!!!, LOL

    February 9, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. TKH

    Miss Dubya? Yeah, like I miss the plague . . .

    February 9, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Just Saying...

    Not on your life do I miss that imbecile...

    February 9, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. RTB

    Absolutely not, don't miss you at all.

    Those who put there money into this silly sign need some kind of therapy.

    February 9, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. Stacie

    This is a joke, right?

    February 9, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. Hannah

    George, we certainly can't forget you. You left us with a huge deficit, two illegal wars, economy in shreds, gutted government agencies, a country fast slipping into an abyss. How could we forget you. But we don't miss you and we are glad you are gone.

    February 9, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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