Monday, November 17, 2008

Yes we can! (Make a Profit)

Since this Obamamania almost certainly won't last, I leave you with this:

Bosnia's oldest clothing company, Borac, has started making Obama suits and says they are selling well in the country and neighbouring Croatia.

"It's a line of top quality business suits, and naming it Obama was an obvious choice because the president-elect is clearly a very elegant man and one of a few who knows how to wear a suit," Borac manager Ahmet Curic told AFP.

Curic added that the company wanted to "pay respect" to the United States for giving the company funds to help restart production after Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. The US embassy in Sarajevo says it has no problem with the name.


Anonymous said...

Well he certainly does seem to wear a suit well, but I bet they're not picked up in an end-of-rack sale. Ayman al-Zawahiri has just described Obama as a "house negro" and a "house slave" (apparently borrowing from Malcolm X)

Shaina said...

Hey Owen,

Oh yeah, I heard the al-Zawhiri comment, to tell you the truth, it kind of made me laugh more than anything else.
I mean it was so tone deaf, I mean its as if Zawahiri was stuck in some 1960s time warp, stealing quotes from pre-Hadj (sp?) Malcolm. I half expected him to call Obama an "Uncle Tom" or something like that.