The signs you may have seen around town opposing the LISD bond come from two sources: Lubbock’s crankiest pundit Clif Burnett and his not-so-silent partner-in-sign-placement Jerry Rogers. As far as I know, these two individuals paid for and placed the signs themselves. Nothing fishy about that.
Where it gets a little weird: John Frullo’s most recent campaign finance report includes a $250 payment to Jerry Rogers for “candidate sign installation” on 10/23/2010. That’s about the same time that I noticed “vote against” signs tending to appear next to Frullo signs. It seems pretty clear that Rogers was pulling double duty, installing “vote against” signs everywhere he put a Frullo sign.
The question is: did Frullo know this was going on and did he approve of it?
It seems plausible to me. Robert Pratt, John Frullo’s ideological avatar, rails against the bond almost daily on his radio show. Frullo has taken a significant amount of money from a homeschool PAC and from far-right PACs generally opposed to public education. This sign placement stuff would be par for the course for the kind of worldview that wants to whittle away at public education, especially with a budget crisis as an excuse to do so. $250 is chump change for Pratt’s Puppet, so why not use it against the LISD bond?
Developing . . .