Think of this as closing the loop from yesterday. After we broke national news yesterday with another mystery billboard here in Minnesota criticizing Barack Obama by comparing him to his predecessors — in this case, Ronald Reagan — some felt that the picture was in some way photoshopped. That belief persisted even after other news agencies confirmed with Franklin Outdoor Advertising that the sign existed exactly as we reported, on I-94 outside of Albertville on the northwest end of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
Hot Air reader and commenter Bishop conducted his own photojournalistic expedition this morning — and as readers can see, he had to deal with weather that was hardly conducive to the effort. Here are a few more shots of the Reagan Billboard taken today, which will hopefully put to rest any questions of authenticity:
Bishop also took video of the billboard:
That should settle any questions of authenticity.
Update: WCCO, the local CBS affiliate, has a video report on this as well.