Democrat Convention Features Creepy Sand Sculpture of Obama – Updated

The king of creepiness strikes again. The Democrat National Convention will feature a huge, creepy sand sculpture of President Obama.  Look at it, even the smile is creepy.

 

They trucked in tons of sand from a beach to create this monstrosity. Where are the environmentalists?

They better not let any kitty cats in, they could mistake it for a giant litter box.

A few reactions from around the web:

Citizen J0urnalist:

Apparently President Obama has such a high opinion of himself that there is also a sand sculpture of him, erected at the DNC at the EpiCentre entertainment complex, seemingly in imitation of  Mount Rushmore. It consists of 15 tons of sand trucked in from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

This raises interesting questions, such as how much must this have cost?  What was the effect on the beach, environmentally?  And how big an ego do you have to have to try to imitate Mount Rushmore while you are still a sitting president?

Let the jokes begin! Shovel ready job, house built on sand, no graven images, etc…

Sister Toldjah:

15.5 tons of sand were shipped in from Myrtle Beach, SC for this. I don’t know who sponsored it (I don’t think it was paid for with DNC money) but massive sculptures of sitting political figures, especially Presidents, should disturb everyone a great deal (no matter the party), for reasons I don’t have to explain – no matter how well done they are.

No doubt this sculpture will send tingles up the legs of many a DNC attendee, but it will be an especially big deal to MSDNC anchors – whose stage also just happens to be at the EpiCentre.

I’m sure the sculpture will send tingles down Chris Matthews’s legs.

Doug Ross:

I’m told that Putin, Castro and Chavez are all extremely envious. Can you say “Cult of Personality”?

That’s all they’ve got.

Update: The sculpture has already been damaged by rain, and the convention hasn’t even started yet.

A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama’s face didn’t see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president’s right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

Aw, how sad.

Update: Linked by Scared Monkeys – thanks!