Thursday, December 4, 2008
This is just re-damn-diculous!
Barack Obama has been elected our nation's 44th president and millions and millions of people are ecstatic. Since Nov. 4, there have been countless celebrations, people paying for free inauguration tickets, people being barred from talking about Obama at work and school and of course, more merchandise than we can handle. All this began with a couple of T-shirts and caps, maybe even a few buttons and lapel pins. As the president elect gained momentum, you started to see bags, towels, playing cards and maybe even a few wristbands. Now that he's President Elect Obama, people have just gone crazy. I've seen coins, commemorative plates, mugs, shot glasses. But now, these people have gone too far. I opened up my e-mail yesterday and I saw Obama Chocolates. Chocolates, people? And that's not all, there are calendars, workbooks, pencils, posters and a partridge in a pear tree! Please vendors, bootleggers and hook-up men, stop! Stop right now. Stop bastardizing this man's image and likeness. You are cheapening his victory, for $19.95 plus shipping and handling.