LEXINGTON — An effigy of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee and an African American, was found hanging from a tree on the University of Kentucky campus this morning, according to university officials.Embarrassing? Really? That's the emotion? That's all you got? How about, um, I don't know, reprehensible? Criminal? Racist? Reflective of the deep divide between the races in Kentucky, and at the University? But embarrassing?
UK President Lee Todd said he was alerted about the incident by a professor who was riding his bicycle to campus around 7:30 a.m.
The effigy was found on Rose Street, near the university’s Mining and Minerals building.
Officers with both the University Police Department and the Lexington Police Department are investigating the incident, and the Secret Service has been notified, Todd said.
Todd said it is not known whether a student or someone else was responsible.
“It’s a very embarrassing situation that has happened on our campus, regardless of who did it,” he said.
Todd referred to the incident as a “despicable act.”
“We certainly believe in political expression, just not in this form,” he said.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the UK police department at (859) 257-1616.
I have an idea. Shut down the University until the perp is caught. Sue the University for fomenting this kind of crap. And shame them endlessly. They are a sick bunch of racist assholes down south, and I won't apologize for saying so. Do they fly the Confederate flag? I wouldn't doubt it. How many black students go there? Not many? Why? Call these fuckers out!