There is no election underway in New Orleans right now, but there are plenty of yard signs: signs declaring a homeowner’s intention to rebuild, signs advertising damaged homes for sale, signs offering construction, demolition and tree removal services.
In the decimated areas left almost uninhabited since Hurricane Katrina, it seems yard signs are an important mode of communication. It is ironic that in this age of mass media, the Internet, cell phones and text messaging, simple placards remain powerful and vital.
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What does your yard sign say?