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Samoset Street Business Posts Anti-Warren Sign Ridiculing 'Princess Little Big Liar'

A Plymouth business owner has posted a Scott Brown campaign sign depicting Elizabeth Warren in an Indian headdress and face paint.

A Samoset Street business owner has posted a sign depicting Elizabeth Warren in an Indian headdress and face paint on his business's front lawn.

The sign, located in front of Prime Automation, Inc. at 66 Samoset St., states: "Elizabeth Warren is a joke. Princess Little Big Liar. Vote Scott Brown United States Senate." criticizing the U.S. Senate candidate for her claimed Cherokee and Dakota heritage.

It's a replica of a sign seen at a Hanson business that has received flack over it and a sign featuring a young girl giving the middle finger to President Barack Obama, while urging voters to elect former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Last week, Scott Brown's campaign was criticized video surfaced of staffers making war whoops and tomohawk chops at a Warren rally. Brown's campaign has been playing up Warren's Native American heritage controversy over the past few weeks, both in television ads and in the first debate between the two candidates.

According to United Press International, Brown chastized his campaign staffers as he took fire from tribal leaders and others:

Brown said he "regrets" the "unacceptable" behavior by those who took part, including members of his staff.

"Senator Brown has spoken to his entire staff -- including the individuals involved in this unacceptable behavior -- and issued them their one and only warning that this type of conduct will not be tolerated," Brown spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said.

What do you think of the sign? Is it acceptable as a campaign sign?

Patrick Ryan October 02, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Brown can not run on his record. He says he is bipartasan, but his votes run run 94 % republican. The other 8% of his votes are defeated in congress. So he lies about his record. last night he said he went 50 -50. You can google his votes. So all he has is attacking Warrens heritage, and getting a job as a minority, Which if you look at it, She is a woman law professor, and a good one. That my friends is minority enough, for minority hireing, without the Indian heritage BS. So put a headdress on her and the war paint. Her voice will be heard through out the Senate. The sign with war paint and headress, only makes people want to vote for her.Call it the insult advantage.
M Povers October 02, 2012 at 11:39 AM
I am curious to your wording : Scott Brown Campaign Sign" which implies this is a sign made and distributed by his campaign. Shame Shame! This is a private sign! Elizaabeth Warren has never lived one day as a woman of color or a minority. She knows, we know, that she did that for personal gain. Thank you, Prime Automotive for a great Halloween Costume Idea!!!
George October 02, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Racism and vulgarity have no place in a political campaign and unless Scott Brown asks a supporter to take down a vulgar or racist sign it is part of his campaign. Thumbs down to Prime automation.
Gayle Fitzpatrick October 02, 2012 at 12:49 PM
AMEN!!!! Scott Brown HAS proven himself to many of the independent voters in the Commonwealth...I am one of them. His campaign signs sit in my front yard...(the signs that distributed by his campaign)....off to iParty for my costume!!! THANK YOU M POWERS!!!!
Louise October 02, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I agree, this will pull in votes for Warren...makes people want to vote against Scott Brown. Brown has an everyman image but votes conservative Republican. His vote to deny health care support to 9/11 workers was a shame.
Louise October 02, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I don't think you understand that Elizabeth Warren's father's family was ashamed of her mother's heritage, and so they eloped. Her mother told her this. She has not used it for personal gain. I just hope Scott Brown's supporters keep this up because it is sending many voters to Elizabeth Warren.
karen October 02, 2012 at 01:40 PM
sad that some people have no class. brown kept saying on the debate last night how he was an independant but does he forget he ran as a republican in this state & votes as such? hmmm, other than that & harping on the indian heritage of ms. warren, he doesn't have much else to say!
malcolm nichols October 02, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Perhaps we should rename the street if such naming is considered racist and vulgar. Samoset St? Maybe Warren Ave would be better (or is there already one of those)/
Michael R. Landers October 02, 2012 at 02:15 PM
I find this banner disturbing on so many levels. I know that it's covered by the first Amendment, But it is so racist, inflammatory, offensive, degrading and upsetting that I would say that a business or individual in support of this sort of distasteful comment, is surely devoid of character. Vote as you will but turn your hatred inward.
Jan Palmer-Tarbox October 02, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I guess if Lyndon Larouche supporters can depict Obama as Hitler, then this fellow can put up a campaign sign with Elizabeth Warren in a head dress. Both are disturbing, degrading and inflammatory. But, freedom of speech is a right. Doesn't mean I have to respect the person who exercises it in such a manner.
Conni DiLego October 02, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Excuse me! This is most assuredly NOT a private sign! Private would imply that Prime Automation conceived the idea themselves and were the only ones displaying it, and it was located only on their property! I have seen it in other towns and places. The only things personal or private about this particular sign are the feelings of sadness and shame I feel in the pit of my gut every time I see it or hear about it. This does no service to the integrity or the intelligence of the gentleman it purports to be advocating for.
BeleagueredTaxPayer October 02, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Notwithstanding my personal political views, surely the size and scale of this sign violate our town's sign ordinance? Would someone from Town government comment?
Bob Haugh October 02, 2012 at 07:09 PM
My personal feelings re;Brown have always been, and will always be, that he is a liar and a phony, and nothing took place in that debate to cause me to reconsider. To me, he is playing on his so called " regular guy " image, but he will always vote the republican party line, no matter the cost to real " regular people "
Douglas O'Roak October 02, 2012 at 07:27 PM
There certainly is a sign bylaw in Plymouth, and this is in clear violation. a candidate for office must take out a sign permit with the Town Clerk to place campaign signs. If this was not placed by the Brown campaign, it is not covered by that sign permit. Any business that wishes to place a sign must have approval of the Zoning Board, and I do not believe this sign was cleared by the zoning board. Paul Mcauliffe is the director of Inspectional Services at Town Hall. He took responsibility for removing signs placed improperly leading up to the Meals Tax referendum, so he would probably be the person to contact to remove this sign. His office is at Town Hall.
malcolm nichols October 02, 2012 at 08:56 PM
More like Obama supporters showing senior being wheel chaired off a cliff.
malcolm nichols October 02, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Just drive down the Pilgrim Highway and see those Warren signs on the overpasses, we must get rid of them if they don't have that permit.
M Povers October 02, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Private meaning purchased and not approved by the Scott Brown campaign, Connie. duh
M Povers October 02, 2012 at 10:03 PM
* Prime Automation
Louise October 02, 2012 at 11:28 PM
M Powers makes the typical Angry Republican mistake. Adding the insult of "duh" is...just that. FYI, M. Powers, one of the many definitions of the word "private" is: "intended for or restricted to the use of a particular person." Look it up.

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