Billboard mystery partly revealed


Update on the great billboard mystery.

Mary Teske, the general manager of Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising reports, “The Bush Miss Me Yet? billboard was paid for 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.”

Various people have stepped forward around the country to claim credit — the latest was a gentleman in upstate New York from what I can tell in his e-mail. But, it’s all local, folks.

There’s a post to be written someday about the viral nature of trivia and how it gets attention at the expense of more meaningful stories (this one, for example), but I guess I’ll wait on that one.

FYI: Closing the comments at 6:30 p.m. CT. I can’t stay at work to moderate them tonight. Sorry.