Bar Crowd Burns Obama in Effigy

Secret Service snoops around after Wisconsin incident
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 5:35 PM CDT

Another sign of political nastiness: A bar crowd in Wisconsin burned President Obama in effigy, a stunt that caught the attention of the Secret Service and spawned a YouTube hit. The local Fox station says the Secret Service is no longer interested but that local police are investigating. The bar owner says drunken customers simply got out of control and that it's being blown out of proportion. Mediaite has the video.

"I think it should be investigated and the person who was responsible for it should have an explanation for doing it," says Milwaukee's NAACP president.
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