Bar patrons in West Allis, Wisc., are reportedly being investigated because they burned an effigy of President Barack Obama.
“In my eyes it’s a form of racism,” one person-on-the-street told the local TV station.
In January 2009, some college kids burned an effigy of George Bush:
And it’s likely that most presidents since the discovery of fire (all of them ) have had their likenesses defaced in some way or another. But Obama, of course, is the first African American president and a racial meaning is often attributed.
If you’re a bar full of drunken Wisconsinites, what would be the proper way to express dissatisfaction with a president?