Magazine April 16, 2012, Issue

Progressively Profane

Former Vice President Joe Biden prior to addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., January 21, 2010 (Jason Reed/Reuters)

The official Obama merchandise store isn’t aimed at the 99 percent, unless they can get enough selling plasma to buy that $74 tank top. You can’t imagine anyone in the OWS movement donning a $55 Rachel Roy flag shirt while toting a bucket of effluent to dump in a bank lobby. You can also buy nail polish sporting the Obama logo. As befits the most transparent administration in history, it probably turns opaque after it’s applied.

A big favorite: a $30 T-shirt that says “HEALTH REFORM STILL A BFD.” Readers not schooled in the pithy abbreviations of the text-speak may puzzle …

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