News

Actions

Hamilton resident's political sign taken by police after it showed elephant with trunk up girl's skirt

default.png
Posted at 9:35 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 22:35:24-04

A Hamilton resident’s campaign sign that drew lots of attention by an elected official was confiscated by police.

According to the Star-Telegram, resident Marion Stanford made a sign featuring an elephant painted in red, white and blue with its trunk up the skirt of a female with the word “help.”

The sign caught lots of attention when Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posted on Facebook saying this “is supposed to be Judge Kavanaugh’s young daughter.” He went on to say, “The Democrat sleaze knows NO bounds.”

Stanford told the Dallas Morning News that she did paint the sign after watching the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but the female on the sign was not his daughter.

According to the Star-Telegram, Stanford said the painting was echoing a cartoon by Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post.

Due to the attention the sign was getting, police went to her house and removed the sign.

After the sign was taken down, Miller went back to Facebook saying "I'm glad that I called out this offensive campaign sign and am pleased that hundreds of others did so as well."

Copyright 2018 KXXV. All rights reserved.