Sand: Not the Best Material for Handling the Rain
September 3, 2012
There’s a sand sculpture of President Obama in Charlotte a few blocks from the convention hall. The sculpture’s taken some damage from periodic rainstorms that come through the area.
A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte on Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.
Most of the damage seems to be near the base of the sculpture, as it’s covered by an overhead breezeway. Ironic that the convention is in North Carolina, the sculpture is sponsored by a city in South Carolina, and the sand is from an inland mine.
But landlocked Charlotte is nearly 200 miles from the ocean — and the sand is actually from a mine in South Carolina.
Looks like there will be a few jobs created or saved…at least until the end of the convention while workers patch up damage after every good thunderstorm.