Bush billboard causes stir
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- A message supposedly from a former president has plenty of people in South Florida curious.
Some call the highway sign an eyesore. Others, an eye-opener. "It's hilarious," said one woman.
Some drivers traveling southbound on Interstate 95 have been left doing a double take. "I came around twice," said Quinton Nichols of Hollywood, who took the Northwest 135th Street exit Thursday just to take a closer look. "I came, decided I'd take a picture of it."
The giant billboard of a beaming former President George Bush poses the question: "Miss me yet?"
"Hell, no, I do not miss him," responded Deborah Sandlin, who lives in the shadows of the giant billboard. "To see Bush's face looking down at me ... I really don't appreciate it at all."
"He did a lot wrong to the country, then to ask, 'Do you miss me yet?' playing with feelings and emotions," said Nichols.
But J.C. Hernandez, the executive director of the Republican Party of Miami-Dade, says the sign is a sign. "I think it's great," he said. "People are concerned by the Obama-Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid agenda," said Hernandez.
Sarah Palin agrees. "I like seeing the sign, the billboard, saying 'Miss me yet,'" she said on an on-line video during one of her speaking engagements. "I love that one."
Billboards like it, all anonymous, have sprouted up all over the country. The first one appeared in Minnesota earlier this year, and with them all kinds of Internet goodies, like "Miss me yet" undies.
South Florida's billboard even has a phone number. "Please leave any comments about the billboard after the tone..."
It seems the billboard brought in many calls, filling the number's mailbox to capacity, Thursday afternoon.
Nichols would get luckier. "My opinion: should be taken down," he said after the beep when he called earlier.
That number comes back to a Robert Nunez but try tracking that name down in South Florida. There are dozens of them. For now, there is no indication of who Nunez is or why he is posing this question to South Floridians.
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