Woman Paints Her Car Into a Rolling Obama Tribute -- But She's Not Making the Payments

This story defines the phrase "the audacity of hope," but it probably won't make the network news. Jennifer Hale of Scripps-Howard News Service reports on unemployed artist Jennifer Stone-Anderson of St. Petersburg, Florida, who used her free time to turn her car into a rolling artistic tribute to Barack Obama. The problem? She's not making the payments:

Stone-Anderson missed her car payments in December, January and February and has started receiving calls from Chrysler. She has ignored them.

She said that Chrysler has the paperwork to repossess the car, and it's really just a matter of the company finding it at this point. The car is hard to miss, but Stone-Anderson said she's not worried about the company taking it.

"Barack says he's an eternal optimist," she said. "We're like minds."

It took Stone-Anderson four months of planning and two months of painting to transform the car from humdrum white to a vibrant montage of political art. The car's vignettes call for change in areas such as recycling, alternative energy, breast cancer awareness and health care. In July, she even wrangled the novelty license plate "44 PREZ."

Hale suggested not everyone has been supportive of the Obama car: "Some people have screamed obscenities at her." Isn't there anyone conservative who had a polite conversation of opposition? Or is that not newsworthy?

There's no conservative in the story saying that it might just be the perfect metaphor for people who voted for the Obama administration: Obama supporters expect other people to pay their loans off. They don't have to play by the tiresome rules of unjust capitalism.

(Photo: St. Petersburg Times)

(HT: Cam Edwards)

Tim Graham
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