In general, I disapprove of rude and vulgar political bumperstickers. But I also disapprove of censorship, especially in the form of defacing someone else’s political communication.
So I was rather pleased to see an unsuccessful instance of attempted censorship the other day, even though the target message was rude and vulgar in the extreme.
The sticker appeared on a car ahead of me in traffic. It had obviously been torn off on the left side, eliminating a short initial word. (The corner was intact, so you could see the size of the space the word had occupied.) The remainder of the slogan — the part that followed the missing word — was
my dick cheney
Note that removing the final word would have rendered the attempted insult politically powerless by removing the name of the subject. while removing the first word just made it funnier.