Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint
July 26th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
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Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint

Washington (CNN) - Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial's statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington's National Mall, authorities said.

Police were alerted just before 1:30 a.m. and found paint splattered on the leg and base of the 19-foot-tall statue of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker told CNN Friday. There were no discernible letters or markings.

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  1. Sniffit

    If you think the argument that the GOP/Teatrolls' argument of "hey, you ungrateful minorities, don't you know the GOP is the party of Lincoln, the guy who freed you?" is absurd, insulting and ridiculous, just wait until you meet one calling himself a "Fredrick [sic] Douglas [sic] Republican." Go ahead, ride the Googlemobile to giggleville on that one.

    July 26, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Steveo

    @Rudy NYC

    ???? wrote:

    Green Paint = Eco-terrorists.
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    Careful. Sarah Palin and Republicans campaigned on clean energy in 2008. They campaigned for all forms of energy production: from oil and shale to solar and wind. Oil was selling at $147 per barrel in the summer of 2008.
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    This has NOTHING to do with somebody defacing the Lincoln statue!

    July 26, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. OK

    B

    The growing level of disrespect in this country is morally repugnant. The depraved minds responsible for this atrocious act should be caught and sentenced to clean up every work of graffiti found in the city of Washington D.C.

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    I second that idea.

    July 26, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    @B,

    "growing level of disrespect" etc.

    History provides many instances of pointless vandalism on national monuments for empires in decline. See: 5th century Rome and 18th century France.

    July 26, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Lynda/Minnesota

    What a quite and well behaved group we are today. It's rather refreshing.
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    "If you think the argument that the GOP/Teatrolls' argument of "hey, you ungrateful minorities, don't you know the GOP is the party of Lincoln, the guy who freed you?" is absurd, insulting and ridiculous, just wait until you meet one calling himself a "Fredrick [sic] Douglas [sic] Republican." Go ahead, ride the Googlemobile to giggleville on that one."
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    Couldn't last forever, now could it, Lynda?

    July 26, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama:
    Give it and us time!!!(wink!)
    Lol!

    And to treat us for our good behavior, we've been given a Bachmann article to chuckle over. Poor, moderators. After these past few days of Weiner coverage, I'm guessing they could use the downtime.

    July 26, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. returnreason

    Where were those security cameras when we really needed them?

    July 26, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Steveo wrote:

    "Green Paint = Eco-terrorists."

    "Careful. Sarah Palin and Republicans campaigned on clean energy in 2008. They campaigned for all forms of energy production: from oil and shale to solar and wind. Oil was selling at $147 per barrel in the summer of 2008."

    This has NOTHING to do with somebody defacing the Lincoln statue!
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    Which one? Eco-terrorists have nothing to do with the vandalism, nor the color green.

    July 26, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Couldn't last forever, now could it, Lynda?"

    Aaaw, hurt your fee fees? You single that out instead of the rancid crap spewed within the first several posts by conservatives? Cry more. I accurately paraphrased precisely what the GOP/Teatrolls are saying when they pull crap like Randroid going to Howard University and pretending the student body there might not know that Lincoln was a Republican and thinking that bringing them into the know about that might change their minds about the current GOP/Teatrolls. NONSENSE. It's all nonsense. They think they can repackage the same old policies that have turned off minority voters and re-sell it and they'll be so stupid that they'll buy this time. What a farce.

    July 26, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. anonymous

    Well, I am GLAD it was only a little paint and not an explosive device! Hopefully this will wake the US Park Service up out of their apparent coma and get them to install security cameras to monitor our nation's most popular and valuable monuments. Geez Loiuse, get on the stick!!

    July 26, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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