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Obama takes a beating

Last weekend's Republican State Convention had all the usual fare -- political t-shirts and buttons; red, white and blue bags, hats and ties; balloons and rousing speeches.

But one new thing caught Political Notebook's eye -- a Barack Obama punching bag.

The 4-foot-tall blow-up doll was painted with a caricature of the president, and the gentleman at the booth was selling attendees a chance to hit Obama for $1 a punch.

To be fair, we didn't see anyone take the guy up on the offer.

So what do you think? Is a presidential punching bag just the typical red meat at a political convention or crossing the line?

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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