MACK, Colo. — A skeleton pirate holding a gun to an effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who appeared to have just walked off the plank of a pirate ship, caused a stir in far western Colorado.
The scene was a Halloween display outside the home of Jim and Cheryl Barnes, 955 U.S. Highway 6 & 50.
Obama was constructed from a white plastic skeleton, painted dark brown, with large ears and eyes and black hair glued in place. He wore suit pants, a white shirt and a tie.
On the ship was a sign, “Obama for president of Afghanistan.”
After the Grand Junction Free Press asked the Barneses about the display Thursday afternoon, they discussed the decorations, which were only feet from the highway. And then they removed the Obama effigy and sign.
“We decided we’d just take it down. We don’t want to cause any trouble with anyone,” said Mike Barnes.
“It’s just fun. It’s just a pirate ship thing.”
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