Update: Looks like Obama sand sculpture in Charlotte has been torn down. 'Security reasons,' whatever that means.—
Byron York (@ByronYork) September 01, 2012
We’re awaiting confirmation from the @SandObama Twitter account, who last posted 21 hours ago from his giant litter box outside the EpiCenter in Charlotte, N.C., where he’ll simultaneously greet and creep out delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
While word of Sand Obama’s demise quickly spread across the Internet, reports now confirm that it was another giant, 12-ton sand sculpture, this one in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, that was demolished for unspecified security reasons. And so our very brief national nightmare comes to a close.
Just clarifying for everyone, report of removal of Sand Obama is wrong, as far as we can tell at moment! Still up.—
Nickarama (@Nickarama1) September 01, 2012
Some media outlets are reporting that heavy rains in Charlotte have damaged the sculpture, but in any case, get your digs in while you can. It’ll be gone a week from now, and you won’t have Giant Sand Obama to kick around anymore!
I think it's telling that the sculpture of Obama is made of something so strong and permanent and stable. Like sand.—
LMH (@laurenmarie10) September 01, 2012
Rumor has it that Chris Matthews has already snatched up some sand from the Obama sand sculpture to rub on his leg.—
samuel gonzalez (@thelasttraditio) September 01, 2012
Fake styrofoam columns, sand statues, a divided nation, and a permanent $5.5 trillion mountain of new debt. The Obama years in a nutshell.—
Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) September 01, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the moment Sand Obama met Invisible Obama, also known as the empty chair. Congratulations: you have reached the end of the Internet.