January 06, 2009

Random Commuter Observation

An Inauguration store has opened up around the block from my office. At least that's what I suppose it is, as it is loaded with The One merchandise. The windows are full of displays of tee shirts with messages like "Hope" or a peace symbol with the caption "Back By Popular Demand" superimposed on it.

Now it may just be my own bias talking, but reading about all the policy back-tracking and all the Clinton-retread appointments The One has been making, I have a curious sense of how dated these slogans seem when I see them, as if all the campaign rhetoric was just so much yadda-yadda-yadda, to be discarded once the race was over.

Now personally, I wouldn't mind at all if this was the case. But it'll be interesting to see how the True Believers take it when they figure out what's happened.

Oh, the shop also has a "help wanted" sign prominently displayed. And just a few doors away, a bum has been passed out under a blanket for the past couple days. I am strongly tempted to go in the store and ask whether anyone has thought of offering that guy a job, or all they all just a bunch of blood-thirsty Capitalists?

Posted by Robert at January 6, 2009 09:19 AM | TrackBack

Is that where we go for our unicorns and lollipop trees? I was kinda hoping we'd have them delivered.

Posted by: rbj at January 6, 2009 09:52 AM

And can we get those mortgage payments made there, too? How about a free tank of petrol?

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 6, 2009 03:18 PM