Obama cutout greets funeral home guests

January 14, 2009 5:39:42 AM PST
Cardboard cutouts of Barack Obama are a common sight in Washington as the nation's capital prepares for the 44th president's inauguration. But a life-size version of the president-elect is greeting visitors and mourners at a New Jersey funeral home. Kim Nesbitt-Good tells The Star-Ledger of Newark about 500 people have taken pictures with the facsimile at Nesbitt Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

The future first family, superimposed on the presidential seal, is featured on the funeral home's complimentary calendar.

Nesbitt-Good and a group of friends have organized an inaugural ball. The cardboard Obama will spend inauguration day greeting guests at the Newark Airport Sheraton.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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