Three 'Nobama' Empty Chairs Found Hanging Near Area Park
The chairs are hanging from a tree and on a brick wall at a private residence in Centreville.
UPDATE 5 P.M. The owner of the property said he was trying to prevent theft. Click here to read more.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: There are three "Nobama" chairs in the area near Bull Run Regional Park. All appear to be on various parts of a private property. One chair is situated on a brick wall. An attempt to speak with the owner was unsuccessful.
UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: In an email to Patch, Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, characterizes the area where the "Nobama" chair was located as being on "neighboring private property" and not on Bull Run Regional Park property.
The blog that reported on the incident characterizes the photo as being taken as the person left a festival being held on park property.
An empty chair with a handmade sign that said "Nobama" was reportedly left hanging in or near Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville during a popular Korean festival this past weekend, according to Blue Virginia, a local and state politics blog.
Photos of the hanging chair were taken with a cell phone as the person left the Korean festival, according to the blog report. The person who took the photo did not want his or her identity revealed.
The empty chair is likely a nod to a speech given by actor Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention; the empty chair during the speech was meant to symbolize President Barack Obama. Obama faces Republican Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts govenor, on the ballot Nov. 6. Obama is campaigning in Woodbridge on Friday.
A Texas homeowner in North Austin also recently tied an empty chair to a tree, in his front yard, reported Gawker and Burnt Orange, a Texas blog on politics. "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not," the homeowner reportedly told a concerned neighbor. "You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you."
Patch left a message for employees at Bull Run Regional Park, which is managed by the Northern Virginia Park Authority, to find out if they were aware of the incident.