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Secret Service Eyes Obama Display

Wayne McKay is letting his opinion of the president be known in his front yard - and raising some eyebrows and gaining the attention of the U.S. Secret Service as a result. The Coeur d'Alene man has a skeleton hanging with a noose with a sign stating, “I committed treason” hanging from his neck in his front yard on Pennsylvania Avenue. Below the skeleton is a headstone with “RIP Obama” on it. It's not your average Halloween display. McKay cites the attack on the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 as a reason behind the display. U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. nationals were killed during the attack. “It's not racist; it's freedom of speech,” McKay said of his display/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Shawn Gust's Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Wayne McKay's display of a skeleton and a tombstone shows his displeasure with President Obama and his policies)


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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