Saturday, January 15, 2005

Count me red, white and blue.

The AP's "Anti - Bush Bracelets Say, 'Count Me Blue'" reports on three people with the same great idea - create a knock-off LIVESTRONG bracelet to identify yourself as a Bush-opponent:

After spending 10 days in London with friends who were outspoken about their disdain for President Bush's policies, Berns Rothchild came home wishing she had a way to show the world she didn't vote for him.

"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American,'' said Rothchild, who lives in New York City and voted for John Kerry.

Rothchild, 35, is selling blue bracelets that say ``COUNT ME BLUE,'' while Laura Adams, of Fairway, Kan., offers blue bracelets that say ``HOPE.'' The McKnight family, of Moscow, Idaho, is even more direct; their black bracelets proclaim: ``I DID NOT VOTE 4 BUSH.''

For anyone interested, I have another idea.

This site is marketing a small, red, white, and blue shoulder patch for anyone who is proud to be an American, and wishes to be associated with American values such as liberty and justice.

The patches are slightly more expensive than the bracelets - the cheapest one comes with a three-year service obligation, but they make quite a statement.