LAS VEGAS, Nevada - President Bush's wax likeness was viciously attacked at Madame Tussaud's celebrity waxworks in Las Vegas.
The president's paraffin head suffered about $25,000 in damages after a Madame Tussaud's visitor launched an assault upon it the day before last week's elections.
As the presidential replica was set upon, Secret Service agents leapt from the shadows. One jumped onto the back of the attacker while others shielded the fallen faux-president with their bodies until the FBI arrived. The attacker was put under arrest and is still being questioned.
"No one's pushed the wax-president over before," said the wax likeness of White House spokesman Tony Snow to wax likenesses of reporters in an extremely realistic tableau of a press briefing.
The back of Bush's head was damaged in the fall, "but he's been back on his feet for several days now," Snow said.
Wax President Vladimir Putin, former President Saddam Hussein, and de facto Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi were unharmed in the melee.