Is there no limit to this man's vanity and arrogance? Forget the giant Greek columns - this year's Democratic National Convention will feature a giant 16-foot sand sculpture, made from 15+ tons of sand, in honor of our narcissistic man-child President. I thought the self-serving picture of him staring at the moon when Neil Armstrong passed away was about as low as one could go, but I was wrong.
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.UPDATE: Sadly, the awe inspiring Obama Edifice was washed away by torrential rains.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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. Democrats' choice of Charlotte has drawn criticism from unions who don't like North Carolina's labor laws, and the state seems to be tilting away from Democrats politically. The large Rushmore-style sculpture drew comparisons to Mr. Obama's 2008 convention in Denver, when he accepted his party's nomination on a stage that looked like a Greek temple.Can't they do something? Pretty Please? With Arugula on top? I had so looked forward to watching the convention with the edifice as a backdrop to President Obama's
Myrtle Beach officials say the sculpture is an excellent way to get people to think about coming for a vacation.Those who can afford vacations, perhaps. I wonder how many will kneel and
Dozens of people stopped by, with many getting their photos taken. One of them was Nevada delegate Loretta Harper. "I was speechless. That's President Obama -- so cool. I tweeted it out right away," she said. Harper said she sees lots of sand around her home in Las Vegas, "but nothing like that good looking president."Perhaps her reference to her speechlessness was less hyperbolic than her reference to our cool, good looking President.