Montana's state Republican convention this weekend reportedly featured an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library" -- complete with a mock bullet hole paint job.
The Helena Independent Record reported:
Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama made reference to the disproven controversy over the president’s origins. It was stamped “Bull----.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)”
State GOP Chairman Will Deschamps of Missoula said he didn’t know who’d brought the outhouse, but dismissed it as “a sideshow.”
“It’s not something I’m going to agonize over,” he said. “Some of that stuff is not real good taste. We do have a president of the United States, and we have to honor that.”
According to the newspaper, the outhouse was parked outside the hotel hosting the convention, with no indication of who was responsible for it. It apparently also made an appearance in a Memorial Day parade in Corvallis, Mont. last month.
Talking Points Memo posted a photo of the outhouse, taken earlier this year in Corvallis.
Former GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was the convention's featured speaker Saturday.