“Griffin says ... symbolism of the noose is extremely sensitive and others should be aware of that.”
You know, I was NEVER aware of this “sensitivity” until this year.
These nooses have probably been used as Halloween displays for years. As you say, why is it only becoming a problem now?
In any case I have to wonder how much longer this country can last when certain segments get offended by simple meaningless child like holiday decorations. If this is something that is going to divide us, how can we stand up to the terrorists?? Just like certain presidential candidates and their supporters flying off the handle because reporters ask them tough questions. And then they have the nerve to say Bush treats the media badly!