University of Kentucky authorities were investigating Wednesday who hanged an effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a tree on campus.Hey what's the big deal? It's that time of year after all! "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..."
College spokesman Carl Nathe said the effigy was found Wednesday morning. Police immediately took it down. A faculty member said he saw the effigy with a noose around its neck, hanging from a high tree branch.
University President Lee Todd said he planned to apologize to the Obama family on behalf of the school and that he is "personally offended and deeply embarrassed by this disgusting episode."
Federal authorities have been notified, Todd said. He said the effigy violates the university's code of ethics and won't be tolerated.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Obama Effigy Found On University Of Kentucky Campus