Friday, October 31, 2008

Sarah Palin offended at West Hollywood Halloween effigy

By Darnell Washington, Newsophile Staff Writer

MIAMI, FL -- Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was apparently not very pleased with the effigy of her hanging by a noose outside a home in West Hollywood, CA. The effigy, which also featured Republican Presidential candidate John McCain crawling out of the home's chimney and surrounded by fire, was allegedly created by West Hollywood resident ChadMichael Morrisette, 28, and his partner, Mito Aviles, also 28, as a Halloween-themed prank.

"Honestly, it doesn't even look like me," said Ms. Palin en route to a campaign rally in Florida. "Where are the copper highlights? And those glasses they used? Not even close. Plus that mannequin is totally flat-chested. Seriously, I'd hate to see how they'd portray my little retard baby."

For his part, resident ChadMichael Morrissette (whose birth name is Martin Finkleberg) argues that he was only showcasing his own talent. "This is our palette and this is our venue of expression," Morrisette told the Los Angeles Times before removing the mannequin after West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang intervened.

"I don't even know what (the effigy) is supposed to mean," replied an exasperated Palin. "But at least they got the likeness of John pretty good. I did get a chuckle from that one. And by 'that one,' I don't mean Barack Obama!"