Standard practice with effigies is to burn them, of course, but if they went that route they would have lost the equivalence they’re shooting for by symbolically tearing down a statue.
On the scale of anti-war protest sophistication, this one pegged somewhere around Country-Joe-and-the-Fish level:
The crowd gathered at 1 p.m. at the feet of a giant statue of Cheney holding a fishing rod in one hand and a spurting oil derrick in the other with a black hole where a heart should have been…
Dick Barker sang about the first name for the conflict in Iraq, which the government changed, he said.
“Operation Iraqi Liberation,” Barker sang. “Tell me, what does that spell?”
“O-I-L,” the crowd responded
There’s supposed to be a little Bush puppet with devil horns somewhere in there but darned if I can’t find him.