On the one hand, the "puppet" has been discontinued. The message on the website thesockobama.com reads:
On the other hand, this hit the news yesterday:
We are very apologetic to all who were upset by our toy idea.
We will not be proceeding with the manufacturing of this toy.
From Senator McCain's website back in January:
A Utah couple who earlier apologized for a Barack Obama sock monkey that was decried as racist say they may still sell the toy.
David and Elizabeth Lawson of West Jordan, owners of TheSockObama LLC, said after a swarm of bloggers decried their toy as racist that the sock monkey based on the Illinois senator and presumptive Democratic nominee for president would not be manufactured.
However, the Lawsons said Monday that "a few new opportunities have been presented" to produce the monkey.
If McCain does get the nod of his party, he has promised, he will wage a civil campaign.When can we expect McCain to denounce the racists in his own party?
Good for them.
The Texas Republican Party is distancing itself from a vendor who sold campaign buttons at last weekend's state convention that asked, "If Obama is president ... will we still call it The White House?"
The state GOP party said Wednesday that it will donate the $1,500 rent it collected from the vendor, Republicanmarket.com, to Midwestern flood victims.