"I think it had to be some crazy, intoxicated, unbalanced individual that had some streak of vengeance," said Shawn Steel, the Republican national committeeman from California.
"I guess he took Obama's notion that voting is the best vengeance a little too far."
The pig was discovered Thursday morning outside a Republican headquarters office on Highland Avenue in El Porto, two days after President Barack Obama defeated Romney in the general election.
Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Brian Brown said the carcass appeared to be the remnants of a pig from a butcher shop, where it probably had been trimmed and tossed in the garbage.
Animal control officers picked up the carcass. Police said no crime was committed other than littering.
David Hadley, president of the Beach Cities Republicans and chairman of the Republican Central Committee for the 66th Assembly District, didn't find the whole thing amusing.
"People joked about Barack Obama not spiking the football after the SEALs got us Osama bin Laden and he spent a year spiking the football," Hadley said. "This is some dimwit spiking the pigskin."
If anything, the pig head allowed Republican officials a chance to get the last word in on the election.
"The bad guys won and normally they don't put dead pigs in front of their opponents' offices," Steele said. "To me, the great mystery is that the very people who voted for Obama are the very people who are going to suffer in the next four years."
Hadley said he was more concerned that the Manhattan Beach office handed out nearly 1,000 Romney-Ryan signs before the election, and received numerous reports of signs being stolen or destroyed. Having a dead carcass on the sidewalk was mean-spirited and a health hazard, he said.
"I don't think it's an appropriate way to trash talk your political opponent," he said. "I don't think it's cool"
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