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Hooligans spray-paint graffiti on President James K. Polk's home

Someone spray-painted graffiti on the home of former U.S. President James K. Polk.

The words "meat," "glue" and "SMR" were written around the front door of the home, built in 1816 by the 11th president's father. It is now a museum.

Polk home director John Holtzapple said the home's curator discovered the vandalism Monday morning, and it was cleaned the same day.

"I would say it's really unfortunate that someone would have such complete disrespect for a landmark that happens to be the most important landmark associated with James K. Polk in Tennessee," said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Polk was president from 1845-49.