Friday, May 11, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

It was a bright, sunny and hot Thursday afternoon in the city of Highland, California.

When sightings of a campaign sign crew emerged.

Yes. A sign crew out at 3:30 p.m.

A sign crew out putting up and repairing the, oddly-constructed, wood framed signs is of no significance.

But who was a part of the sign crew and what candidate signs were being placed is.

Placing and repairing signs for State Assemblyman and 8th Congressional District candidate Paul Cook and Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman and Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos, was none other than Jim Foster and Jim Rissmiller.

Both men, who held the position of chief of staff for Former County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger, consider themselves staunch conservative republicans.

In this case, Cook is the republican, but Ramos is a life-long democrat.

Something both men probably have to hold their noses to stomach.

That’s of course unless there’s tribal or campaign dough involved.

Rissmiler, a retired California Department of Forestry Fire Captain, has been a part-time analyst for the city of Highland, while Foster leases billboards under the name Mentone Investments.

And yes, Foster’s old red pickup truck still runs.

Indeed! The word is spelled R-E-V-E-N-G-E………….