Mark Krikorian of National Review reminds us that Gene Healy had complained about the “Obama Shop” at Washington’s Union Station, featuring lots of “Obama‐related tchotchkes and talismans.” Every shop I’ve been into lately — from Macy’s to 7–11 to the airport souvenir shops — has offered Obamastuff. It’s been oppressive.
But I just passed through Dulles Airport, and guess what the America! store on Concourse C was offering? Sure, they had Obama t‐shirts, along with the usual White House shot glasses and Washington Monument paperweights. But as you walked past the store, you saw these t‐shirts out front:
- “I Love My Country; It’s the Government I’m Afraid Of” (an oldie but goodie that I first saw a few years ago)
- “Don’t Blame Me; I Voted for McCain and Palin” (that one might need a bit of editing)
- “Where’s My Bailout?” (see it here)
The store is probably a leading indicator of what’s selling. So I’ll be keeping an eye on it on my next trip.