Columnist Hollering About Vandalism at State Capitol

Two weekends in a row, vandals have attacked the historic state Capitol, notes Gail Kerr in a column.
The first time, they splatted it with margarine and eggs — were they planning on baking a cake? This past weekend, at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, a lone vandal was caught on three surveillance videos spray-painting the Capitol for about five minutes with odd graffiti messages like “RIP Tony Al” and “GET OUT.”
There were also anarchy symbols near the sidewalk entrance, and “Welcome to the Jungle” painted on another side of the building. Cleanup was set to be completed Tuesday night. What’s shocking is not just the vandalism — it’s the apparent lack of outrage by state officials.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol handles security for the building, and it is investigating. Gov. Bill Haslam’s spokesman said the investigation was “being handled by the appropriate authorities.”
Shoot, if I were the governor, I’d be standing on the Capitol’s front steps and hollering at the top of my lungs that we won’t stand for our home to be treated like this.

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