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Obamania in DC

John on January 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Oy vey. From CNSNews:

The Washington, D.C., Metro system is now selling paper tickets and plastic ”SmarTrip” fare cards that bear the smiling image of President-elect Barack Obama.

Metro started issuing paper fare cards bearing Obama’s picture two weeks ago to celebrate the presidential inauguration that takes place on Jan. 20. This week it also started selling a plastic Metro “SmarTrip” card that bears Obama’s image. The only other president to be honored this way on a Metro card was Bill Clinton in 1993.

President George W. Bush’s face was not put on the Metro fare card in 2001 because his inauguration did not generate enough positive public attention, Angela Gates, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Metro, told CNSNews.com.

“It’s not often that we do commemorative items,” Gates said.  ”It’s just very special major events that we anticipate a large public interest in.”

You can have this framed and put it right next to your Obama coin and your Obama collector’s plate. Coming soon, Obama votive candles.

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