'Obama Library' at GOP Meeting: Bullet-Riddled Outhouse

Graffiti says 'for a good time, call Michelle'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2012 11:25 AM CDT
'Obama Library' at GOP Meeting: Bullet-Riddled Outhouse
President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at O'Hare International Airport, Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Chicago, en rout to the G20 Summit in Mexico.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – What happened inside a Missoula, Montana, GOP convention this weekend—including a Newt Gingrich speech—was overshadowed by what turned up outside: an outhouse marked "Obama Presidential Library" and covered in painted-on bullet holes. The outhouse contained a fake Obama birth certificate that was stamped "bullsh**," as well as graffiti saying, "For a good time, call Michelle," whose name was crossed out, then "Hillary," crossed out again, and finally, "Pelosi," in a red circle.

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It's not clear who was responsible for the outhouse, which had appeared earlier in a local parade. It was "a sideshow," said the state's GOP chair, who noted that he didn't know where it came from. But "it’s not something I’m going to agonize over," he tells the Helena Independent Record. "Some of that stuff is not real good taste. We do have a president of the United States, and we have to honor that." Click through for an image of the outhouse. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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