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World’s Largest Reagan Statue To Be Unveiled

Reagan statue and sculptor.After four years and several setbacks, the world’s largest Ronald Reagan statue will be unveiled in Covington, Louisiana, this Friday. The statue was not Covington’s idea. “We had nothing to do with it,” said city council president Trey Blackall. A local oil tycoon, however, was interested in building a big Reagan tribute, and Covington volunteered itself as the site. “It’s a weird little story,” Trey conceded, “but when somebody offers something like this, you gladly accept it.”

The big bronze Gipper, created by local sculptor Patrick Miller, stands nearly 15 feet tall on its base, and will greet visitors to the city’s new Tammany Trace trailhead park. His head is not as large as the Reagan heads at the three Presidents Parks scattered across the country, but he is the largest full-bodied Reagan anywhere. And he may remain so for a while. It’s unlikely that a giant anatomical science center Reagan will ever be built, even though members of all political parties would enjoy a safari through his hair.

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12 Responses to “World’s Largest Reagan Statue To Be Unveiled”

  1. Hooah Wife and friends » Blog Archive » Ronald Reagan Statue Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Another reason why everyone should come visit Louisiana: The new Ronald Reagan statue in the next city over from me.

  2. R. V. Dump Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Wow! I didn’t know crap could be piled that high.

  3. Greg Brown Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Really, I’m shocked. Lee Harvey Oswald attended elementary school in Covington and the inventor of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste was born there. Where are their statues? Salute the locals, Covington!

  4. Harpo Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I agree with R. V. Dump! Be careful don’t walk into it! Someone grab some shovels!

  5. Bob Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I guess R.V. would rather see a statue in Arkansas of Bill Clinton with his pants around his ankles.

  6. Doug at RoadsideAmerica.com Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    We’d love to see that Bill Clinton statue, AND the all-dung Reagan (very “green” concept) AND the Oswald early years. So many good statue concepts….

  7. SAL Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    WITH A NAME LIKE R.V. DUMP. HE SHOULD KNOW HOW HIGH CRAP WILL STACK UP AND HARPO CAN HELP HIM SHOVEL IT. GET A LIFE.

  8. Tony Planth Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    A statue of Ronald Reagan. For what? What great things did he ever do? Oh yeah, Ollie North, the whole Iran Contra scandal. I remember now. And this is the conservatives’ hero figure?

  9. Will Says:
    June 28th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    What did Reagan do? Ended the Cold War, destroyed communism in the Soviet Union without firing a shot, brought the economy back after Liberal Icon Jimmy “Peanuts” Carter (remember 17% mortgages) and rescued our diplomats from Iran after hero Carter let them suffer for 555 days. I’d rather be a right wing nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job.

  10. Laird Says:
    June 28th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Why Louisiana??? Why not Illinois where Reagan was born, grew up, went to college. and where the Ronald Reagan Trail is?

  11. lansen Says:
    June 29th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Someone tell SAL to unclick the caps lock key. It makes him look like a jerk – but that’s pretty obvious with his ignorant political views.

  12. Gene Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Why do liberals have such hate in their hearts. They ignore the facts and just spew venom. How sad their lives must be.

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