Main | Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shades Of Saddam

Except I don't think Saddam's statue got face-humped after it was pulled down.

Via Slog contributor Anthony Hecht, who was at the inauguration:
A father and son team brought the statue from Minnesota and set it up here without a permit. They told us they had asked authorities if they needed one, but police said they had no specific rules against inflatables, so it could stay. Some park police apparently even thanked them for it, thinking it a tribute to the outgoing president. They seemed as surprised as we were that it hadn't been removed. The statue was conceived by the 20-year-old son as an art project.
According to Hecht, passersby also pelted the inflatable with shoes and water bottles.

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