We seem to be thinking about commerce and scams today here at the Crowd. I recently ordered some campaign material from the on-line store of one of the candidates (guess) and was struck by how campaigns have turned what used to be an expense – buttons, yardsigns, etc – into a revenue source.
In the spirit of the American tradition of finding a way to make a buck off of anything, let me contribute parts 1-3 of Garry Trudeau’s take on the Sarah Palin phenomenon. And, yes, there’s a link to where you can get yours today:
And, yes, there actually is a Sarah Palin action figure. She’s available in three somewhat curious styles:
If your tastes run in different directions, there’s also a “Beach Blanket Obama” sans shirt, a buffed up McCain and – my favorites – Ellliott Spitzer and John Edwards from the “Philanderer Collection”.