Last week when I was heading over to The Grove for a movie, I noticed a female dummy hanging from the eave of a house in West Hollywood. Because I was driving, I didn't notice that it was supposed to be Sarah Palin, I thought it was just a Halloween decoration (which according to the homeowners, it was). Needless to say I was surprised to see national newspaper articles pop up about it shortly after.
Since then, news helicopters have been circling overhead day-in and day-out, trying to get shots of the "effigy". There hasn't been this much media presence in my neighborhood since Michael Richards used the "N" word at The Laugh Factory. With all of the negative publicity, it's no wonder that the mayor of West Hollywood asked the home's owners to take it down, which they did this week. So long, Sarah!