I once saw this quote printed on a coffee mug: “Proofreading is the first virtue of a lawyer.” I have no idea who said it, and Google comes up dry, but it’s true. It’s also true that I am an indifferent proofreader, and so I have some sympathy for the woman depicted below. What’s interesting about her sign is that she put a fair amount of effort into designing and lettering it; how in the world did she leave out the “l” that turns our private area public?
This is a funny sign. But the most notable thing about the picture is not the typo; it’s the birther sign in the background. It underscores that the loony right aren’t opposed to health care reform as much as they are opposed to (OK, hate and fear) the health care reformer.