Murder in a Small Town: A 75 Pound Bear Cub Becomes Latest Victim of the Presidental Election

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

After the last Presidential Debate I asked myself if people's behavior surrounding this election could get any worse -- and what you know, it did! On Monday morning it was reported that a dead bear cub was found at the entrance the campus of Western Carolina University covered in Obama campaign posters. The 75 pound bear cub had been shot in the head and two Obama posters had been stapled together and draped over its head.

Campus Police are still investigating the matter and the secret service has been informed. The Ashville Citizen Times reports:

"But this is certainly unacceptable," Tom Johnson, Chief of University Police, said. "Someone evidently was wanting to draw attention to the election. If we find out who they are, we'll make sure they get some attention themselves."

The university issued a statement calling what happened deplorable and troubling.

"We cannot speculate on the motives of the people involved nor who those people might be," said Leila Tvedt, Associate Vice Chancellor. "Campus police are cooperating with authorities to investigate this matter."

Although officials don't want to speculate on the perpetrator of this atrocious act, let's look at the facts and let you decide for yourself. Ashville is a city that is predominantly white, but the campus itself is home to the majority of the cities black students. This isn't to say definitively that the incident was racially motivated (although it is very likely that it was) but one thing that is clear is that the culprit is an avid McCain Supporter. What hasn't been reported by newspapers and officials is the fact that the bear cub found was not just a grizzly bear or a brown bear but a BLACK BEAR, do you all see any correlation between the signs and the dead bear because I do! Such behavior with regards to any candidate, black or white, male or female, is beyond deplorable and tasteless.

Was it a Sarah Palin lovin', moose hunter out to make a statement? Was it a racist taking his Obama rage out on a defenseless black bear cub? Or was it just a random crazy person with an irrational dislike of bears and campaign sings? Hopefully the police will find out.