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Fox News is covering a story of a California homeowner, Chad Michael Morisette, who is displaying a Halloween “decoration” of John McCain coming out of a fiery chimney and Sarah Palin being hanged below him.  The owner claims that the “decoration” “should be seen as art”; however, the last time I checked any definition of art, beauty is almost always implied.  There is absolutely nothing beautiful about this abomination.

What in the world would be said if it was Barack Obama hanging from the chimney?

I found this comment about the article from Fox’s site quite amusing:
by palinprincess Ohio
“This is absolutely appalling and makes me sick to my stomach to think how disrespectful and hateful people can be! I agree that if this had been Obama hanging from the house we would have a completely different reaction. I think for my idea of Halloween fun I’m going to wear and Obama mask and go around and take candy from the kids whose bags are full and “redistribute” it to the kids who didn’t even bother to go trick or treating! That’s fair right?”

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” — Luke 6:22

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ghosts, goblins, gargoyles . . . and Sarah Palin hanging by a noose?

That’s the latest imagery of the Republican vice presidential candidate and her running mate John McCain on display at a West Hollywood home that has been decorated for Halloween.

The outdoor decor features a mannequin dressed as Palin, wearing a red business suit, eyeglasses and brunette beehive wig, hanging by a noose off the chimney. Right above her, a devilish John McCain emerges from the chimney with paper flames surrounding him.

Some neighbors say it’s just wrong to depict a vice presidential candidate that way.

Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News that the effigy would be out of bounds at any other time of year, but it’s within the spirit of Halloween.

“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,” Morisette said.

Several locals and tour buses have swung by the house to snap photos of the scene, and some gawkers say it is humorous. Morisette acknowledged to FOX 11 news that had he depicted Barack Obama in the same scene, it would not have gone over as well, because the history of a hanged black man in America is a lot more intense than a hanged white woman.

FOX 11 reported that the scene may also have been a response to a false rumor that recently circulated in the area that drag queens were to be banned from dressing up as Palin for the annual West Hollywood Halloween carnival costume party on Santa Monica Boulevard. The drag race and pageant were held Sunday evening, and no costume was forbidden.

Click here to see the video on MyFOXLa.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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