Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

It’s usually a good idea not to pound on one candidate too often.

It can give the wrong perception.

But sometimes events happen that need to be covered.

Once again, it’s the campaign of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos.

Ramos is running to try an unseat San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry. This election contest, which can’t seem to come fast enough, will occur on June 5.

This latest stunt engineered by the Ramos camp relates to campaign signage.

Ramos, in his limited campaign appearances, always tells people he wants to be one with the earth and is a big nature lover.

You know, heritage, roots, bird songs, etc…..etc…..

But in this case he seems to be taking it a little too far.

Sprouting up in mountain communities within the San Bernardino National Forest are large Ramos campaign signs.

You know signs really wouldn’t be a big deal except for the fact they’re nailed to trees.

That’s right! Rocket Scientist campaign workers are pounding nails into live trees.

Something that depicts a campaign either lacking commonsense or coming un-hinged.

It’s also something that’s against the law.

It would appear the Ramos camp can expect a phone call and a probable citation from either the U.S. Forestry Service or California Department of Forestry in the near future.

On another sour note, it seems Derry supporters residing near the San Manuel Reservation have been receiving some unwanted attention after placing campaign signs in their front yards.

The unwanted attention has been in the form of cars being egged or, get this, having salad dressing poured on them.

Speaking of ugly campaigns….