The US Secret Service says it is investigating after an effigy of Barack Obama was found hanging in the home town of former President Jimmy Carter.
TV footage showed the doll hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that reads “Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President”.
Witnesses said the effigy had President Obama’s name on it.
Plains Mayor LE Godwin III said the fire department had been called to take it down.
In Washington, US Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed that the agency was investigating the case.
Here’s the local news report of the incident:
Doing this to any president is unacceptable – that includes those on the left that did the same thing when Bush was in office. This childish acts also makes it impossible to hold serious national debates on things like health care, global warming and terrorism.