I'm grinning at a report from New York about the latest in political paraphernalia.
The presidential race is in full swing -- but not the way you might think.
A young New York City entrepreneur has decided to "have fun" with the campaign by marketing condoms featuring images of Barack Obama and John McCain.
Benjamin Sherman, who created the company Practice Safe Policy, says the Obama condom carries the slogan "Use With Good Judgment."
The McCain version says "OLD BUT Not Expired."
According to the Web site, McCain condoms "are battle tested, strong and durable, for those occasions when you just need to switch your position!"
While the company can't guarantee the condoms are 100 percent effective, it says it's certain "that without wearing one, there's likely to be an Obama-Mama in your future."
The page for each condom in the company store contains additional incentives for use. The Obama condom is described thus:
These are uncertain times. The economy's a ball-buster and the surge went flaccid... but now there's Obama Condoms, for a change you can believe in!
* FOR THE ELITIST PENIS
* THEY WON'T LEAVE A BITTER TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO CLOSE THE DEAL
The McCain condom is more conservatively labeled:
Give your "troops" the protection they deserve, buy McCainCondoms today! This will turn out to be the ultimate collectors item or a perfect gift for grandpa!
* Trophy wife approved
* For the proud, liberal Republican -- conservative Republican
So, when Obama goes on about "withdrawal" from Iraq, he may not be speaking solely about troops?
And McCain's call for "more drilling" may not refer only to oil?
Oh, well. I'm not very enthusiastic about either candidate. Perhaps these trinkets are just another indication that whoever wins, we, the people, are going to get s*****d . . .