Now that it's been brought to our attention, let's discuss the issue rather than use it to accuse us of being biased. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-palineffigy28-2008oct28,0,541630.story I find the display distasteful, dispicable and should be condemned. While part of a Halloween display it goes beyond the bounds of good taste. I'm sick of the idea that we should fear any candidate in the election. They work for us, damnit. They put forth what they, and their advisors, see as the best course for our country to take and it's up to us as the voters to do our homework and decide which version we agree with more. The idea that we should fear either candidate is ludicrous and counter productive. Neither candidate wants to see the U.S.A. fail, and both will do their best to get us on the right track. While concern, or worry, over where their policies will take the country may be warranted, outright fear should not be part of the political discourse. From another article. The biggest difference I see here, is by placing the effigy in a public place anonymously contains more of a veiled threat, and it would be equally as despicable to do it to either of the GOP candidates in this manner. As it stands the story is about someone who did this at their own home, not only do we know who did it, people know where they live and if any threat is perceived via the display the homeowner should be prosecuted. As it stands it looks as though there is no perceived threat at which point free speech should be protected no matter how despicable the message. I'd like to see an official condemnation from the Obama campaign. As a side note, in a hotbed of Liberalism, wouldn't a display of McCain at a podium with the Presidential Seal behind him and Palin at his side be more scary?