While doing my seeking out of stories, I stumbled upon something that I did not know was there, but should have realized.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood Merchandising, complete with an enamel pin.
I know, campaign volunteers wear t-shirts for a candidate in parades. But seeing the presentation the way it was in these tweets below, I just shook my head.
I knew mass merchandising was a norm for the President and presidential candidates, but for freshmen members of Congress?
And if this is here for Underwood, I can imagine the stuff being sold for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s almost like you have to be a narcissist to be in Congress.
So there is a Twitter site called Lauren Underwood’s Green Coat.
And then this series of tweets from Indivisible IL 14:
When I stumbled upon all of this, I remembered this scene from Mel Brooks’ 1987 tribute to Star Wars, Spaceballs. With Mel Brooks’ “Yogurt”, Bill Pullman’s “Lone Star”, Daphne Zuniga’s “Princess Vespa”, John Candy’s “Barf” and Joan Rivers’ voice of “Dot Matrix”, enjoy the scene.