Sarah Revis, who lives on Wilkes Road, said the slashed tires left several women, including a single mother and a toddler, stranded and upset. At least four tow trucks were sent to move the vehicles from the Crown, Revis said.
"This is an embarrassment to this city and to me as a citizen," Revis said. "I've seen women out here crying and men cussing. This is a crying shame."
Lynne Steenstra said she thought that the slashings were scare tactics designed to keep her and others from supporting Obama.
A dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.
Maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. finding a 75-pound bear cub dumped at the roundabout near the Catamount statute at the entrance to campus, said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.
"It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head," Johnson said.
McCain and Sarah Palin have whipped their supporters into a messianic frenzy in which open expressions of racism and intolerance are not only accepted, but encouraged.
They and their surrogates have divided the country into Americans who are "pro-American" and those of us, with differing political views, who are not.
They have divided the American people into those that venerate McCain/Palin and their white is right-wing ideology and terrorist-loving apostates out to destroy America, kill babies and turn your four year old gay.
In doing so McCain and Palin, have shown that they have no intention of putting country first, but instead are more than willing to stoke the fires of prejudice and bigotry to get elected.
What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.
George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights.