Chicago, Il - A statue of President Barrack Obama, erected in honor of his victory party here in Millennium Park, is going bald just four months after it was installed.
The head of the bronze seven foot statue, depicting President Obama standing at a podium and reading from a tele-prompter, is the object of much attention. Tourists to the site have taken to rubbing the nappy hair of the president's statue for luck, much as they rub the nose of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.
This time however some are taking offense. Reverend Al Sharpton and congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. have both raised objections on the grounds that the practice is racist and degrading. None-the less, and despite numerous protests, a temporary fence and signs warning against the practice, the vandalism continues.
"Years of progress, years of work down the drain and done in by a single statue! It's not: God bless this statue. Its...." Reverend Jeremiah Wright ,Obama's former pastor,was qouted as saying at a hastily called news conference."God @#$%& this statue!!"
"At this point there's not much more that we can do." said an exasperated park superintendent, " The head will soon be as polished as Yul Brenner's and it could be that way for a thousand years. Around here we've taken to calling it the "Millennium Dome.".