Bangles from Jewelry Plaza
Ivylise Simones
Bangles from Jewelry Plaza

Lastly, the vendors on the outskirts of Union Square just can't seem to get over the ascent of Barack Obama. There are badges, buttons, hats, and tees emblazoned with his lovely face superimposed on a sea of tie-dye, or rendered in glitter, or inscribed variously, "Obama Mama," "The Dream Fulfilled," "Victory," "Yes We Can," and, most eloquently, the simple "President Obama." None of these items are very expensive, so indulge while the feeling lasts—by next Christmas, we might well be bitching about how much he sucks.

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