Well, it’ll be a merry Christmas for at least one merchant: Ramazan Baydan, a shoe manufacturer in Istanbul, Turkey, says he recognized one of his shoes as the infamous Oxford hurled at President Bush in Iraq last week. That undistinguished clodhopper is now a must-have hot item in the Mid-East — in fact, orders are pouring in from all over the world.
But clunky shoes are not the only quirky accessory that may prove to be an unexpected goldmine this holiday season: Want to sport that rich, silky ‘do favored by disgraced Illinois Governor Blagojevich? Then you need to purchase his indispensable Paul Mitchell hairbrush, the grooming tool the Guv calls the “the football,” a reference to the “nuclear football,” or the bomb codes that are never supposed to be out of reach of a president.
Or as Rudyard Kipling once put it, “I’m never, ever without my XX*&# Paul Mitchell, it always keeps my X$%#&@ coiffure ‘just so.'”