Arizona man mocks political signs by posting his own signs

CHANDLER, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5/Gray News) — Some political billboards have photos. Others have catchy slogans with big, bold promises. However, there’s a sign to Chandler that’s a little more subtle.

Tyler Watson doesn’t want your vote; he just crosses his arms like the sign says. The 25-year-old has no interest in politics but has decided to put up his own sign. “I was thinking what a politician’s sign would look like,” Watson said.

Watson is like many Arizonans who are tired of seeing all the political signs on every street corner, so the minor league baseball pitcher decided to have a little fun, Arizona’s Family reported. Last month, he put up his first sign at the intersection of Ocotillo and McQueen roads in Chandler.

Watson did this to see if his friends would notice and mock other signs around town. “It feels endearing to me,” Watson said. “He looks like he’s doing his best and is proud of the sign. It’s so funny to me. The only context is what’s literally happening; he crosses his arms.

The political prankster had no idea his funny little stunt would create such a buzz on social media, leading to an outpouring of support and encouragement to put up more signs. Watson now sells his signs for $15 and t-shirts that say “Write in Watson.”

The demand was so overwhelming that Watson set up his own website and now donates all the money he makes selling the shirts and signs to charity.

“I get a lot of joy seeing them enjoying my joke as much as I do,” Watson said. “It makes me really happy to see so many people laughing with me about it and thinking it’s fun.”

For more details on Watson’s signs, visit

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