- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An anonymous man has quickly become the talk of the town after he constructed a sign, reading “Obama’s Presidential Library,” and hoisted it above a public outhouse a stone’s throw from historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M.

The man who made the sign refused to give his name or reveal what prompted him to make it, but he said he has no intention of taking it down, a local television station reported.

“It’s like watching TV. If you don’t like what the hell you’re watching, turn the channel,” said the man who put up the sign, KOAT reported. “I’m not even certain he even deserves that level of respect, but that’s my opinion.”

City Manager Doug Powers said he hasn’t seen the sign yet, but plans to visit it to determine if it’s breaking any city codes. He did say, however, that the city has no control over the content of the message.

According to the man who made the sign, it’s been sitting above the outhouse for a few weeks, if not months. People routinely stop to take pictures of the sign and some even treat it as a destination spot, the station said.

“That’s my opinion … and fortunately, that’s one thing they haven’t taken away from us … is our right to our opinion,” he said.

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• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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