I wonder what the Obama administration thinks about this?
This might be a little embarrassing, but then, the statue being there in the first place had to be a little embarrassing, too.
Right? Hadn’t it? Or am I projecting my middle-class humility onto the president?
The story: Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue
JAKARTA — Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.
The statue of “Little Barry” — as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s — stands in central Jakarta’s Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president’s former elementary school.
Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.
In other news, Obama Birtherists see…cover-up!
Obama, who was born in Hawaii, lived for four years as a child in Jakarta from 1967 after his divorced mother married an Indonesian.
Hat tip Grandpa Steve.