The Lincoln Memorial is one of my favorite places in Washington, DC. So I have no idea what would possess vandals to throw green paint on the statue:
The apparent vandalism was discovered around 1:30 a.m. Friday on the statue, the pedestal and the floor, U.S. Park Police said. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.
The marble Lincoln statute had green paint on its shins, chair and base, as well as on the floor of the memorial building.
No matter what the motivation was, there can be no reason for such baseless desecration. It won’t leave permanent markings, but I just don’t get the point.