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Obama Tattoo, Anyone? Obama Thong? Action Figure?

Fans of the president-elect go to extremes. (In Congress, too...)

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Steve Gill

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January 19, 2009 - 1:27 am
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As Inauguration Day looms, Obama fans appear to have few boundaries when it comes to showing their affection for-the-soon to be president of the United States.

For the merely supportive, there are a lot of kitschy items for sale. There are shoes. There are t-shirts in a wide variety of styles. Hats. Even underwear.  And, yes, there is a thong version for ladies who want nothing to come between them and their president. For those who have moved beyond clothing and desire a more tangible way to express their idolatry there are bobble heads in both “regular” and “superhero” style.

The more playful Obamites may prefer the action figure version of their hero. For the artsy types there are over 1,800 different Barack Obama posters offered at zazzle.com alone! There are watches, buttons, coins, pendants, coffee cups, plates, paperweights, neckties, aprons, chocolates, wine stoppers, and more.

In fact, if you name it, they have it with Barack Obama’s name or visage on it.

But for some of Obama’s most ardent supporters, merely having “stuff” that bears his likeness isn’t enough. Nothing says true support like getting an Obama tattoo. In fact, the crew at Fatty’s Custom Tattooz on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., are rolling into the inauguration with an offer of a free Obama tattoo with the purchase of any other tattoo at $200 or more. They also offer an “Obama piercing,” whatever that is.

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