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.