Oct 30, 2008

The politics of Halloween

Yet another effigy pops up (or hangs down) - this time its was an Obama doll fake bleeding from a fake hatchet wound and hanging from a Redondo Beach balcony. From the Daily Breeze:
The lynched effigy of Democratic candidate Barack Obama came down after police officers and a representative from John McCain's local campaign office paid a visit to Lisa Castaneda last night and convinced her to take it down, according to authorities.

Emotions stirred in a Redondo Beach neighborhood Wednesday when a resident hung an effigy of Sen. Barack Obama from her balcony with a meat cleaver slashed through his throat as a Halloween display.

Previous fun with effigies here and here.

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