Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chia Obama Back on the Shelves

Obviously there's such a great demand for all things Obama.
Chia Obama is back.

CVS stores have started selling the controversial Barack Obama Chia pottery plant kits that Walgreens dropped last April amid protests.

Now, Joseph Enterprises Inc. is prepping to move the 500,000 kits that it had stored in four Chicago-area warehouses since Walgreens bailed and other retailers decided to stay away.

"Everybody was afraid that it might be considered racist," said Joseph Pedott, president of the San Francisco-based company.
I can understand that since, well, everything is raaaaacist. Although how a bust of Obama with green foliage on its head is racist is anyone's guess.
Pedott, a Chicago native, said he was inspired to create the Obama figure, which sprouts foliage in the space where an Afro would be, to honor the nation's 44th president.

Turns out, Obama's a fan.

"I presented it to him [at a reception after his commencement address at Notre Dame], and he said, 'Gee, I've got green hair,'" said Pedott, who also provided heads for first daughters Malia and Sasha Obama. "Everybody laughed. I was on Cloud Nine."

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