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And Now for the Palin-Phernalia

The GOP merchandising machine is kicking into gear following VP nominee Sarah Palin’s Wasilla-to-Washington pep rally on Wednesday night, angling to compete with those ubiquitous Shepard Fairey Obama T-shirts and such by offering “Sarah Is My Homegirl” cotton separates and, yes, “Wonder Palin” thong underwear.


Anchorage Daily News:

One Anchorage entrepreneur, Jim Dooley, printed about 700 John McCain/Palin shirts this weekend, delivering the first batch to the Alaska State Fair by 4 p.m. Friday.

They sold out every day.

Dooley declined to say how much money he made on the pro-Palin shirts during Alaska’s biggest summer bash.

But it was enough to “pay for my turkey legs and pork-chop on a stick,” he said.

Alaska Serigraphics, an Anchorage company, said it will produce pro-Palin T-shirts that will be offered for sale at downtown gift shops, possibly as soon as Friday.

“Our mama beats your Obama,” reads one of the company’s T-shirt designs.

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