It took less than ten days for my "McCain't" bumper sticker to be vandalized. And probably during five of those days, my car didn't leave the driveway.
Today my wife and I took a bike hike up the Farmington Canal trail with friends. We left the car parked "nose in" at a lot in Hamden, so anyone in the parking area could see the McCain't sticker on the back window.
After about four hours of exploring the trail and having a picnic lunch, we got back to the car and as I opened the liftgate, I noticed someone took a Sharpie and carefully blacked-out the apostrophe and the "T", making it a slightly left-of-center (irony alert!) run of the mill "McCain" bumper sticker. (The original photo is in the inset, also the article about it is HERE)
Notice how they took the Sharpie and made a real effort to black out every bit of the characters. I guess I should be glad they didn't go beyond that, like keying the car (as someone did to CTLP commenter McCommas, allegedly for showing a "NOBama" sticker), but they probably felt pity for me driving a 1994 Cavalier Wagon.
Funny thing is, we just happened to see a play last night where a minor plot point rested on the fact that a mild soap solution supposedly takes out felt-tipped pen marks. So when we got home today, I gave the vinyl sticker a couple spritzes of Fantastic and lightly scrubbed with a paper towel, and voila! Almost as good as new!
It did lighten up the background slightly, but I'll let it display the scars proudly, as a tangible symbol of our never ending struggle against the forces of tyranny and oppression.
Or, more likely, because I'm too goddamn lazy to get another one!