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Townsfolk destroy Palin effigy with explosives

BATTLE, England (CNN) -- Townsfolk in England have delivered their explosive verdict on Sarah Palin, stuffing a giant effigy of the U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee with fireworks and blowing her up to raucous cheers.
Sarah Palin was depicted holding a machine gun, flanked by a moose and Barack Obama.

Sarah Palin was depicted holding a machine gun, flanked by a moose and Barack Obama.

The unusual display was the climax of an annual bonfire celebration Saturday in the southern town of Battle, where political figures are a favorite target of a local tradition that sees a different icon destroyed each year.

This year's creation was a rather unflattering depiction of the self-declared "hockey mom," a machine gun brandished in her muscular arms, bright red lipstick surrounding a grimacing smile and a moose at her side.

Daubed beneath her was the slogan: "Too hot to handle."

The caricature of the Alaskan governor was flanked by a smaller effigy of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, wearing a military-style helmet.

Organizers of the event, which saw a procession of flaming torches march through the historic town before igniting a bonfire and detonating the effigy, say the politically-themed pyrotechnics were not meant to cause offense.

"We just felt she was one of the most interesting characters in the American elections," Matt Southam told the Rye and Battle Observer.

"It's tongue-in-cheek and she's getting more attention that the other two, so she seemed like an ideal candidate."

The event, believed to date back to 1646, has seen British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair go up in smoke in recent years.

Despite heavy rain, Palin's likeness went up in seconds -- a shower of sparks followed by an giant bang, and an amused round of applause.

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We just felt she was one of the most interesting characters in the American elections…she's getting more attention that the other two, so she seemed like an ideal candidate.
She’s good to go in the UK; too bad her fellow American don’t feel that way.
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She’s good to go in the UK; too bad her fellow American don’t feel that way.

I think she should run as the governor of Florida.............
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She’d get skin cancer in five minutes and melt. Once she gets leathered up like Charlie we’ll see.
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She’d get skin cancer in five minutes and melt. Once she gets leathered up like Charlie we’ll see.

She's got Todd to carry the umbrella for her, you guys would be lucky to have her..........
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A teenage daughter who had SEX…

AND got pregnant!

Never fly here – we’re not liberal and enlightened here like they are in Alaska.
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