Later, when highway transportation projects were being completed at twice the rate with no measurable loss in quality or safety, the event would serve to launch his political career. But in the moment it had been about simple self-pride. He had been incensed. He had had enough. He had broken into the construction trailer that moonless night and had vandalized all the SLOW MEN WORKING signs, crossing out the word SLOW and scrawling in REALLY QUITE CAPABLE.