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Crime & Punishment: A Couple People Who Really Hate Obama
Every autumn, Colchester holds a community-made scarecrow display on the Town Green. On election years, town Democrats sponsor a patch and put up scarecrow effigies of candidates, according to the Norwich Bulletin. Not the best at arts and crafts, the Dems' display this year featured straw men with pumpkin heads and headshots of candidates (including the president, vice president and five state or local candidates) taped to pumpkins. Someone apparently found that threatening enough to light the display on fire. Republican First Selectman Gregg Schuster joked on Facebook, "At the time, I was in a meeting with over a dozen people that will confirm it wasn't me!" Democrats accused him of not taking the arson seriously, leading, of course, to a pissing match in which Schuster accused the Democrats of being more concerned with his comments than the unemployment rate.
By Nick Keppler
October 23, 2012