The Whitehall, Montana, Democratic campaign office has a trailer of manure parked across the street.
A construction and excavation company owner in Whitehall parked the trailer there, as a metaphor of his opinion of Barack Obama. Reaction has been mixed.
- "I think Obama's plan is just one big old poop sandwich and we're all going to have to take a bite"
Terry Reed, the company owner
- "People in Whitehall were upset, they were outraged,... I don't think Whitehall should be represented as this podunk, ignorant community. There are lots of good people here."
Suzanne Molyneaux, Obama campaign election team leader in Whitehall
I think it's funny: but then, I live in another podunk,ignorant community (by some standards, anyway): one with active livestock operations within a mile of my home> I have a rather more neighborly relationship with manure than many city folks.
Still, that pile of manure is the visual, and olfactory, equivalent of name-calling. Which I don't think is a good way of expressing views.
In the news:
- "Man Parks Manure Near Democrats' Campaign Office to Protest Obama"
FOXNews (November 4, 2008)