Vandals strike DPOC at OC FAIR

A Cardboard Likeness of Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was Destroyed After Being Locked Away in a Secured Storage Facility

COSTA MESA, Calif. – August 2, 2008 –  Vandals defaced a large cardboard cutout of Senator Barack Obama, tearing off the head, after the display had been stored at the end of the night, after the exhibition hall closed Thursday night.  Fair Maintenance personnel interrupted the attempted theft of the sign.  The damage signage was discovered by DPOC officials Friday morning.

The Democratic Party of Orange County condemns this cowardly act and calls on the OC Fair management to investigate security measures for its exhibitors at the Fairgrounds and provide an explanation as to how vandals may have accessed the secured storage facility.  If a political sign could be subject to vandalism, other materials for other exhibitors are also subject to damage and/or theft.  The DPOC believes law enforcement should investigate and prosecute this vandalism.

The Democratic Party of Orange County represents the interests of nearly 480,000 registered Democrats in the County. The Party maintains a year-round office at 200 N. Main Street, Mezzanine Level, in Santa Ana.  

  3 comments for “Vandals strike DPOC at OC FAIR

  1. August 2, 2008 at 11:10 am

    May the swift hand of Divine Vengeance fall upon whatever dastardly creature defiled this image of The One! “May his tongue turn to stone and may his right hand be withered.” Let him walk among men for the rest of his days as a vile, outcast pariah. You know who you are!

  2. One who knows...
    August 3, 2008 at 10:41 am

    This happens every year at the fair. My theory is that the fair employees are responsible for the defacing. They always escort the volunteers out of the building and it would explain why they never do anything to punish the supposed perpretators… And the same thing will happen this year. The fair employees will do nothing to rectify the situation.

  3. August 4, 2008 at 5:46 am

    those cutouts of obama are popping up everywhere. they are becoming very good photo ops. I work for a company that makes cardboard cutouts and someone just ordered 200 of the obama cutouts for some event. If you want cutouts for yourself check us out at

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