Earlier this week I told you the story about a guy in West Hollywood, CA who hanged a likeness of Gov. Sarah Palin in effigy. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said while it may be tasteless, it did not violate the law.

Well, now there's a report about two guys who decided to hang an effigy of Senator Barack Obama. And guess what happened?

The effigy was found hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck Wednesday morning. University police believe it was a stunt that got out of hand. The men told police, according to the AP, they decided to do it after hearing about the Gov. Palin effigy.

And what, kind readers, is the lesson we've learned from this?