The Sign-Stealing Professor

A professor at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College, Philip Busse, has been thrown out into the snow after writing on The Huffington Post about his one-man quest to tear down all of his Republican neighbors’ McCain-Palin lawn signs. The fateful post, titled “Confessions of a Lawn Sign Stealer” did not sit well with the administration at St. Olaf, nor with the local police, who charged him with misdemeanor theft. According to a spokesman for the college, Busse submitted his resignation yesterday, providing his students with a teachable moment on election ethics, confessional blogging, and criminal law.