Obama dummy found hanging
Effigy of Democrat called 'disgusting,' but Palin's hailed as fun Halloween art
It's not just Sarah Palin hanging around for Halloween. Police are investigating the discovery of an effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama dangling from a tree this morning at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. "I am personally offended and deeply embarrassed by this disgusting episode," said Lee Todd, president of the university in a campus-wide e-mail. "This is not reasonable political expression; it is just malicious. And it is unacceptable." ...
The effigy of Obama comes on the heels of a high-profile hanging depiction of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in West Hollywood, Calif. While some local residents are outraged, others, including display creator Chad Michael Morrissette, are defending it, calling it Halloween-related fun. "It should be seen as art, and it should be seen as, within the month of October, it is Halloween. It is time to be scary. It is time to be spooky," he told the CBS-TV affiliate in Los Angeles. Local authorities have said the Palin effigy is not a hate crime.