It's pronounced Cray-po, dammit.
September 10, 2007 6:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a picture of yard signs or other materials from Senator Crapo's campaign (I have to prove to my coworkers that I am not crazy).

I am completely convinced that I once saw a picture of a Mike Crapo sign that had a horizontal line over the a - so people would know it's pronounced "Cray-po," not "Crappo." Except now I can't find any evidence of this anywhere, and the coworkers who at first thought this was a hilarious story now just think I'm making it up.

I think I may have originally seen it on a liberal blog, but I could be totally wrong. I'm kind of starting tp wonder if it was maybe just some sort of joke, not his actual campaign sign, but even so I can't find the picture that I *know* I saw somewhere.

Having wasted a good deal of my workday scouring the web to no avail, I'm hoping that some MeFite who is Idahoan (is that right?) or more of a campaign junkie than I am might know where I can find some proof.
posted by naoko to Law & Government (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, not nearly as hilarious as the sign, but his official website explains the pronunciation.
posted by katemonster at 6:29 PM on September 10, 2007

And here's somebody else who remembers the signs and has a time frame for you.
posted by katemonster at 6:45 PM on September 10, 2007

I was once traveling through California- probably in 1982- and saw a sign advertising 'Lawless for Sheriff'. I have a photo to prove it, too.
posted by carterk at 7:05 PM on September 10, 2007

Response by poster: And here's somebody else who remembers the signs and has a time frame for you.

Ok, this is a good start, at least I'm not crazy.
Random story: one time in college I got in an argument with my roommate about whether Democrats or Republicans had weirder names. "Crapo" and "Boehner" really should have been enough to make her concede defeat.
posted by naoko at 7:23 PM on September 10, 2007

Well when he runs for reelection he has an easy slogan: "Mike Crapo: He's not Larry Craig!"
posted by LilBucner at 9:20 AM on September 11, 2007

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