Sarah Palin Mannequin Raises Question

Caught this story on Drudge,
Halloween Palin Prop Sparks Controversy In WeHo

Apparently a West Holly wood man thought it a great Halloween idea to hang a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin (picture from the story):

According to the story, Chad Michael Morisette, who hung the mannequin by a noose, had this to say about it,

It should be seen as art, and as within the month of October. It’s Halloween, it’s time to be scary it’s time to be spooky.

Now is a good time to remind everyone that if this country were nearly half the neo-con fascist theocracy that folks in some quarters believe it to be, Mr. Morrisette would have been cast in prison and then summarily shot. And oh yeah, his family would be charged for the bullet, but I digress.

No doubt, this election season has been a trying one for all involved. Race, unlike any previous election, is inevitably a focal point due in large part to the fact that one of the nominees is half-black.

In this election you have racists voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black and racists not voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black. These 2 groups of people have more in common than they realize.

I don’t intend to stir the simmering racial pot but a question if I may:

Would a mannequin of Senator Obama hanging from a noose, say in the Deep South, be seen as “art” or as a vicious “hate crime”?

Judging by the irrational hysterics that went on last year in Jena, Louisiana (and parts beyond) methinks the latter…

9 Responses to Sarah Palin Mannequin Raises Question

  1. Job says:

    Stir the pot dude. Speak out with the truth.

  2. katdish says:

    I think anyone voting for Obama because he would be the first black president or those not voting for him for the same reason are truly missing the point.

    The first black president has already been elected. His name was Bill Clinton, and he was black where it counted: on the inside.

    Commenter’s Note: sarcasm intended.

  3. katdish says:

    While my polictical views lean conservative, I would be equally outraged if this had been a representation of John McCain or Joe Biden. And though I am only one voice, may this one voice serve as a rallying call for America to rise up against the shameful persecution of old, rich white guys who serve multiple terms in the U. S. Senate.

  4. Laz says:

    What I didn’t mention is that Mr. Morisette’s display included a figure of McCain engulfed in the flames of (presumably) Hell

  5. kris says:

    maybe someone should do the same with manequins portraying obama/biden and see how the media/people react…just a thought


  6. leeburger says:

    i like that response kris, if that would have been a display of Obama then you know the left wing media would have been all over that calling the McCain supporters racist and so forth. I would literally dish out some cash for someone to do that to an Obama like doll just to see the kind of reaction it gets compared to this one. Now most people are going to read this post and say that i want Obama to be hung, not the case, i wish that upon no one. I merely want to see if it gets the same reaction as this one did that its just an expression of art. That’s it!

  7. Jeannine Stacy says:

    We know the answer to that leeburger. 2 were arrested in Ky. for doing just that.

  8. Laz says:

    Jeannine, you didn’t read what lee wrote…

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