February 18, 2009 7:58 AM
Obama/swastika sign at anti-stimulus rally
Photo from a post by Michael Ditto at ProgressNow Colorado from a video by Jen Caltrider.
During the anti-stimulus rally at the State Capitol, a guy stood beside conservative columnist and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin with an "Obama" sign in which the 'O' was filled with a swastika.
Julie Hutchinson reports:
After syndicated columnist and TV commentator Michelle Malkin spoke at Tuesday's rally, she was besieged by people asking her to autograph protest signs and pose for photos.
A man wearing a green fatigue jacket and sunglasses held up his camera to snap a shot of himself with Malkin. He was holding a sign with the name Obama in large, black block letters.
And inside the letter O was a prominent, black swastika.
A photo posted on several political Web sites, including ProgressNow Colorado, a liberal activist group, shows a photo of Malkin posing with the man carrying the swastika sign. Malkin could not be reached for comment late Tuesday on whether she saw the swastika sign.
Malkin's personal blog shows seven photos taken at the Denver rally, but the sign with the swastika cannot be seen in any of them. Malkin's Web site includes nine minutes of video taken at the rally, but the sign is not visible in the video.
Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry said he arrived at the rally 15 minutes late and didn't see the swastika sign.
"If someone had that sign, it was totally inappropriate and unacceptable," the Grand Junction Republican said. "There's one in every crowd. Remember the people hissing and booing at President Bush at the inauguration."