Copper Theft

There’s been another theft at the Lincoln tomb, though this time it’s just some boring copper sword instead of the President’s body.

Someone clipped the sword off one of the statues decorating the tomb. The fact that it took people a few weeks to notice is a good sign that this incident wasn’t worthy of a press conference, but some Republican State Rep took the opportunity to push a personal interest anyway:

State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) said the passage of his legislation aimed to end the rash of copper theft can no longer wait after the issue reached a new height when a historical copper sword was stolen from a statue at Lincoln’s Tomb.

“It is despicable that this issue has now interrupted the resting place of one of our country’s most admirable presidents, Abraham Lincoln. It is a disgrace that copper theft is now affecting some our most historical sites,” said Unes.

Note lack of impetus to fix the economy, which is so bad people are resorting to copper theft to get by. Priorities, priorities…

**EDIT** The Onion provides some man-on-the-street reactions.

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