Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blowing This Way Out Of Proportion

That school in Rhode Island at which all the teachers were going to be fired? One teacher hanged President Obama in effigy, suspending an Obama doll by its ankles.

The effigy was found in the teacher's classroom by Superintendent Frances Gallo, Rhode Island Department of Education spokeswoman Nicole Shaffer told The Associated Press. Shaffer said the department would not have any further comment.

Gallo told the AP on Thursday evening that the foot-tall Obama doll that she saw Monday was hung from its feet from a white board and was holding a sign that said, "Fire Central Falls teachers."

"I was deeply saddened," Gallo said. "It's a horrific - a startling - kind of picture when you walk in and see that."

Obama had called the firings in Central Falls an example of holding failing schools accountable. The White House did not have any immediate comment Thursday. U.S. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said the agency was aware of the doll but declined to comment further.
If he'd hanged the doll by the neck, everyone would be screaming racism. Gotta give the teacher credit enough for hanging the doll by the ankles. Perhaps he should have just tarred and feathered the doll.

That school sounds as dysfunctional as the federal government.

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