Re the I-35 billboard….

At a Superbowl party last night a gentleman sported a button that read: “Is it 2012 yet?” And this, in a monolithically liberal New York suburb. No violence ensued. Made me wonder how long before we’ll start seeing cryptic bumper stickers designed like odometers reading: 01/20/13.

Not long.

UPDATE: Reader John Casey writes:

The Obama stickers are disappearing in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. I was shocked a few weeks ago when I realized that I was no longer seeing any Obama stickers during my walks home from the Fullerton el stop which is next to De Paul’s campus. Obviously different dynamics but until 18 months ago “Kerry/Edwards For America” stickers were commonplace as were the ever popular “Some Village Is Missing Its Idiot” stickers.

I’m hearing that from a lot of places.

ANOTHER UPDATE: NPR: ‘Miss Me Yet?’ Billboard With Photo Of Bush Is Real; Not An Internet Trick.

MORE: Reader Brendan Haley writes:

I’m a long-time reader, and first-time writer. Thanks for all of your efforts.

Re: the 1/20/13 bumper sticker, I have one on my car, and have for about 4 months (got mine through CafePress, btw, with an American flag in the background). Not particularly noteworthy, but I thought you might appreciate some recent stories. First: I live in NJ (57% for BO in 2008), in Essex County (76% for BO in 2008), and further still, in Montclair (83% for BO, highest in NJ). As you can imagine, I’ve taken a ton of heat for having the sticker on the car since it went on, but in the last 3 weeks, I’ve had four separate people ask me where I got the stickers, and if I had any left they could have for their own cars. 3 of the 4 voted for BO, and “simply can’t believe how they fell for it”, with “it” defined as you might expect. If his act is wearing thin to former true believers in my neck of the woods, that can’t mean good things…

Indeed. I like Montclair. I had a girlfriend from there when I was in college.