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IAD Officially Certifies Obama As Nominee

So I was desperately trying to leave town this morning (remember last year's Johnny and his gun-getting? He’s back and he’s gun-gettier than EVAH!) and as I schlepped my 15 pounds of carry-on snacks past a D.C. themed gift shop, I noticed a woman dressing a mannequin in a tie-dyed, fully non-ironic Obama tee shirt. Oh, there was a whole Obama display, right in the heaviest traffic area: Life sized cutout, convention buttons, bobbleheads, both of his books. In hardcover.

“Did they make you wait for the final delegate count before bringing that stuff out?” I called over to her, maybe 47% kidding.

She took a dressmaker’s pin out of her mouth and pointed around the corner, where the other display area of the gift shop faced the loo. “There’s what we have left of the Hillary merchandise. Fifty percent off.” I leaned over to check: Indeed. There was the hand-lettered "CLEARANCE" sign. And most of what was on the table was the clear over-run on a bumper sticker which read, “ANYBODY BUT HILLARY ‘08.″

Harsh days, Senator. When you’ve lost Concourse B of the Dulles International Airport, you have indeed lost America.

conceding the coffee mugs at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (6)

I voted for Hillary...and I will vote for Obama when the time comes. It will be very interesting to see how things play out in November. History will be made, one way or another.
You couldn't pay me $100M a year to be president. No thank you.

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

OMG - PLEASE tell me you grabbed a few of those bumper-stickers? I'll SO give you real money for one of those - that's PRICELESS!

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJacque de Alabama

Totally unrelated, but I just read in the news that the DC area has had a Tornado Warning (!)

What's up with that? Are the tornados so fixed to get you wherever you move? :-(

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Wow, you know you're out when you're stuff is on clearance at the airport! Poor Hillary...

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKeely

Hello, Mary Beth. I've been reading some of your writing and you've totally made me laugh today. Thanks for being a distraction!

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDelilah

I, too, will be willing to pay for one of those bumper stickers.
I should check at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport when I'm there next. Seeing as this is McCain country (I'm not endorsing anyone), it ought to be interesting to see what's on clearance here!

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWiserlemmingAZ
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