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On Martha’s Vineyard, 'Miss Me Yet?' Bush T-Shirts Outselling 'I Vacationed with Obama' Ones
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Posted on 08/22/2010 3:51:46 PM PDT by fabrizio

Picking up on a nugget (my tweet) surprisingly included in a Wednesday Boston Globe article, on Thursday night FNC’s Bret Baier reported in his “Grapevine” segment: “President Bush is apparently more popular than President Obama on Martha's Vineyard – at least when it comes to clothing.” Baier relayed the day the First Family arrived on the Massachusetts island:

When the First Family vacationed there last year, Obama-themed trinkets were flying off the shelves. Now, the owner of a store called the Locker Room says this summer's best-selling shirt features Mr. Bush. And even Democrats are buying it. It reads: “Miss Me Yet? How's that Hopey-Changey Thing Working Out for Ya?”

In an August 18 Globe story, “Vineyard buzzes less for Obamas’ second visit,” Milton J. Valencia reported on the Oak Bluffs store:

...One barometer of the plunge in excitement has been the sale of Obama-themed T-shirts, which designers had been banking on after the craze of last year. Clothing labeled with the president’s name sold by the thousands, helping to salvage a tough economic year for the island. But this year’s T-shirt sales are much less brisk, merchants say.

“Last year, Obama gave you goose bumps, but I don’t think you’re going to see that this year,’’ said Alex McCluskey, co-owner of the Locker Room, who sold more than 4,000 “I vacationed with Obama’’ T-shirts last year. But so far this year, he said, his hot item is T-shirts of former President Bush asking, “Miss me yet?’’...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; dubya; missmeyet; msm; obama

1 posted on 08/22/2010 3:51:49 PM PDT by fabrizio
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To: fabrizio

Boy....it would be a good time for a “Miss Me Yet” parade.


2 posted on 08/22/2010 3:53:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: fabrizio

3 posted on 08/22/2010 3:53:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: fabrizio

“I vacationed with Obama, and all I got was this lousy burkha”


4 posted on 08/22/2010 3:54:07 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: fabrizio

5 posted on 08/22/2010 3:54:38 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Roscoe Karns
LOL! Love MO on the balcony!
6 posted on 08/22/2010 3:56:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: fabrizio

“President Bush is apparently more popular than President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard.”

While unlikely the trend is encouraging...........


7 posted on 08/22/2010 3:59:28 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: fabrizio

not many here may agree with me, but i miss Bill Clinton, man i wish those days were back. Obama makes Clinton misdeeds look like small potatoes.


8 posted on 08/22/2010 4:02:07 PM PDT by mel
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To: dynachrome

LOL


9 posted on 08/22/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Roscoe Karns

Is that Michelle up on the balcony practicing “ the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain?”


10 posted on 08/22/2010 4:05:20 PM PDT by A message
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To: mel

Heck, I even rather we have President Hilary!


11 posted on 08/22/2010 4:07:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Roscoe Karns

Why do all dem presidents vacation on Martha’s Vineyard?

I’d wager 0bama probably hadn’t set foot there before he was in office.


12 posted on 08/22/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes I can see that, one thing Clinton’s are pragmatic versus dogmatic, they know how to play the game. Obama (et al the ones pulling his strings) on the other hand has made it his mission to destroy the country.


13 posted on 08/22/2010 4:12:13 PM PDT by mel
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hell I would have settled for a McCain presidency


14 posted on 08/22/2010 4:13:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: fabrizio
"Last year, Obama gave you goose bumps..."

Maybe he gave you goosebumps, masshole, but he gave me a headache

15 posted on 08/22/2010 4:15:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mel
Yeah, a lot of people liked that holiday from history...until the music stopped and the bill came due.
16 posted on 08/22/2010 4:18:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nhwingut

Yes I do!


17 posted on 08/22/2010 4:20:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: KoRn
That's the east coast elitist's Mecca. Kennedy's et al, "Skip Gates", and I bet obama did set foot there before, as he was being groomed for his figurehead missiion by the wretched scum who give the place its distinctive odor.
18 posted on 08/22/2010 4:21:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Roscoe Karns
What is with this geek? He holds an ice cream cone like it was a tampon. Geez.
19 posted on 08/22/2010 4:22:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Roscoe Karns

LOL!


20 posted on 08/22/2010 4:23:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fabrizio

This reminds me a lot of when I vote most of the time .... hold your nose and vote ... and hold your nose and buy a T-shirt.


21 posted on 08/22/2010 4:24:16 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Maybe he gave you goosebumps, masshole, but he gave me a headache

Jeez, relax--what he was saying was perfectly accurate as a prelude to talking about how well the Bush shirts he's got are selling.

22 posted on 08/22/2010 4:25:22 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: fabrizio

Looking forward to the t-shirt saying “I was present at mac daddies trial and ate a triple decker hamburger and drank a beer, best fun I have ever had”.


23 posted on 08/22/2010 4:26:41 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: fabrizio

24 posted on 08/22/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: A message

has anyone actually seen machete machelle on this vacay?
i certainly haven’t not by any press pics

she’s laying low for fear of more bad press y’all are only seeing daddy & the keeds


25 posted on 08/22/2010 4:34:25 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: fabrizio
Brethren and Sistern....our Bible verse reading for today is from The Song of Solomon 2:15........

"Catch for us the foxes
The little foxes
That ruin the Vineyard
Our vineyard that is in bloom"

Here endeth the reading.

Leni

26 posted on 08/22/2010 4:41:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Red_Devil 232
I just hope she doesn't go down to FLA to the Harry Potter theme park and ride the broom..... :-)...
27 posted on 08/22/2010 4:41:27 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Roscoe Karns

HAH!


28 posted on 08/22/2010 4:43:25 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

My guess she is scarfing down some Maine lobstaas while her hubby isn’t... Think about it...


29 posted on 08/22/2010 4:43:40 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Red_Devil 232

The dress threw me off. She needs a waist belt to make it hers! lol


30 posted on 08/22/2010 5:03:05 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“He Holds an ice cream cone like it was a tampon”

Kind of like how John F’n Kerry held a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.


31 posted on 08/22/2010 5:06:33 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“He Holds an ice cream cone like it was a tampon”

Kind of like how John F’n Kerry held a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.


32 posted on 08/22/2010 5:07:35 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“He holds an ice cream cone like it was a tampon”

Kind of like how John F’n Kerry held a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.


33 posted on 08/22/2010 5:08:50 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: getarope

Sorry for the trifecta!


34 posted on 08/22/2010 5:11:11 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: nhwingut

"KICK ME!"


35 posted on 08/22/2010 5:15:14 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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To: fabrizio

"Time to circle the wagons, boys!"

36 posted on 08/22/2010 5:18:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Heck, I even rather we have President Hilary!”

I don’t feel that way but a lot do. In my home county, Hillary beat Obama 88-10 in the primary. Yes, she won by 78 POINTS!!!! Obama was despised then and he’s even more despised now. This is a Democrat-dominated county that I live in but no one, I mean no one, pipes up and says “what a great job our president is doing.” If I were in the Obama camp I would be worried, very worried, about 2010 and 2012. This is a complete train wreck. The train is off the tracks and the locomotive is on fire.


37 posted on 08/22/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: mel

Heck old gaffe himself Joe Biden would be an upgrade to the Oval Orifice.


38 posted on 08/22/2010 5:20:53 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: mel

I was not a GWB fan ..he was too republican liberal for me.. so I would not mind Clinton back WITH A REPUBLICAN House and Senate :)


39 posted on 08/22/2010 5:25:41 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

yes, i agree this past 2 years has been the perfect storm.
absolutely horrible.


40 posted on 08/22/2010 5:29:16 PM PDT by mel
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To: fabrizio
Lookie what Obama just missed:

AUGUST 11 - 14th 2010

MACY’S IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE 8TH ANNUAL RUN & SHOOT FILMWORKS MARTHA’S VINEYARD AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL.

WE CELEBRATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO SHOWCASING UP-AND-COMING FILMMAKERS IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

Gulp.

41 posted on 08/22/2010 5:38:32 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: paulycy

He’s a giggly little girl enjoying her ice cream cone!

That pic needs to go into the collection that includes him hanging pretty pretty curtains!


42 posted on 08/22/2010 5:51:27 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I am woman, hear me roar. NOVEMBER! FREEDOM!)
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To: taildragger

****I just hope she doesn’t go down to FLA to the Harry Potter theme park and ride the broom..... :-)...***

Someone might mistake him for a ...Oh man I just can’t say it!

No, No! The vision is in my brain!...

This post may not last!...

I CAN’T HELP MYSELF!

Someone might take him for a flying chocolate bar!


43 posted on 08/22/2010 5:57:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: Roscoe Karns

The jerk sure does like his ice cream!


44 posted on 08/22/2010 5:57:59 PM PDT by erod
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To: KoRn

I’d wager 0bama probably hadn’t set foot there before he was in office.”

You don’t suppose that would be because he would have had to pay for it himself do you?


45 posted on 08/22/2010 6:53:59 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Oh, no,...You didn’t...


46 posted on 08/22/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

LOL - Visual - Break out the Photoshop!


47 posted on 08/22/2010 7:32:57 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: taildragger

w/plenny o’butta’


48 posted on 08/22/2010 7:48:39 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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