The Mean Season

Shoulda seen this one coming:

A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others.

The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney.

Can you imagine any other female candidate getting this kind of treatment without howls from one end of the country to the other?

I won't even ask where the effigy of Obama is -- not least because I don't want to give some idiot the wrong idea.