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Effigies Everywhere

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 29, 2008 7:30PM


Good grief, people. After this week's hanging of a Sarah Palin effigy in West Hollywood comes word that an effigy of Barack Obama was found this morning on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The Secret Service claimed the Palin effigy was okay because it was part of a Halloween decoration. Um, no. An effigy is defined as "a crude figure representing a hated person." So it's kind of not okay. As for the Obama effigy, U of K President Lee Todd said he was, "personally offended and deeply embarrassed by this disgusting episode." There was also an effigy of Obama found on the campus of Oregon school George Fox University in September.

AP Photo of Palin effigy via our sister site, LAist