I was reminded of it because now the current Commissioner, Ron Sparks, is running for Governor. And he has those taxpayer paid-for name-recognition stickers all across the state. Anyone want to make this an issue for the candidates in the Ag Commissioner's race? Ask them if they will promise to reverse the sizes if they win? Small potatoes, I know, but the little things start to count when they add up.
Jul 9, 2009
About a decade ago, I interviewed then Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bishop (prior to his fame as a prizefighting State Senator) about the HUGE typeface used for the Agriculture Commissioner's name on the inspection stickers required on every gas pump in the state. "Why," I asked, "was the NAME SO BIG?" As I recall, his answer was to make sure people knew who to call if they felt they were cheated by a service station. So make the PHONE NUMBER big, I suggested, and the elected Commissioner's name small.