Michael Harrison celebrated his Martin Luther King Day trying to sell stuff he wasn't able to sell during the DNC.
Namely, Obama In a Bottle.
It didn't matter that the water bottles - which are stuffed with an American flag, an Obama lanyard, a cardboard party horn, an Obama button, a bracelet and a pair of sunglasses - are emblazoned with the now-outdated moniker "Democratic Nominee for President." People in Civic Center Park for the MLK Marade were feeling the Obama love, Harrison explained, and he was there to capitalize on it.
"It's going to be hard for him," Harrison said of Obama's first months in office.
"But while he's still popular, I might as well be a capitalist and take advantage of it."
Harrison said he and a friend came up with the idea for the bottles and stuffed them themselves. Ten thousand of them. That meant peeling 10,000 "Made in China" stickers off 10,000 pairs of sunglasses. Harrison figures they have about 5,000 Obama In a Bottles left. But he's hoping to unload a bunch of them tomorrow. If you can't wait, check out www.ObamaInABottle.com.
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