So a full scale investigation of the artist and the potential patron of the critical billboard ensues, natch:
While it’s unknown who paid for the billboard, the artist is Loma resident Paul Snover.It's also called free speech which is something that is beyond reproach when an artist uses bodily waste to depict the Virgin Mary or Jesus. Heck, the government has even paid for that "art" in the past. And, of course, we all know how the left was completely respectful in their criticism of Bush don't we? I am sure there were news articles condemning all the hate speech - somewhere - if you come across one let me know.
“I am not allowed to say who (paid for it) at this time,” Snover said in an e-mail Tuesday. “If it had been me, I would have included the Republicans as part of the problem.”
Still, Snover’s political views are well-known. An Internet search of the self-described “constitutionalist libertarian” revealed numerous blog postings in which he talks about his support for tea party and 9/12 groups.
“The Constitution has been thrown in the trash and burned by our very own government and we the people watched TV while America burned! The enemy is not at the gate, it is a cancer within our own borders,” Snover wrote on the Mesa County Second Amendment Task Force website. “From what I have learned of history and what I see going on in all levels of government, I can but conclude that there is no constitutional republic any more, only a sick tyrannical twisted dictatorship. “
Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels called the billboard racist and homophobic, while her GOP counterpart, Mesa County Republican Party Chairman Chuck Pabst, called it “juvenile.”