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Have Obama, will sell

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Nov. 29, 2008 at 6:00 am |
November 29, 2008 6:00 am

McClatchy Newspapers has a story about how merchandise with a Barack Obama tie-in is selling like hot cakes.

A quick Google search turns up an interesting Web site that chronicles the “35 Wackiest Weirdest Barack Obama Merchandise You Can Actually Buy.”

Items include a lifesize cardboard cutout, an Obama action figure, Barack bobblehead (hmmmm, I know someone in the newsroom who would love one of these) and a birthday card that has Obama saying, “Can you have the greatest birthday ever? Yes! You can!”

The goofiest has to be the glow-in-the dark Obama refrigerator magnet. But as an unrepentent Trekker, my favorite is a T-shirt that depicts Obama as Mr. Spock. I have to admit, Obama’s ears do have a Vulcan quality to them.

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