Our last President was pretty much a potted plant, and now, it turns out, our new one is too! I’m talking about the Obama Chia Pet, a leafy-haired figurehead-as-decoration that you can pour water onto in order to make the coiffured greenness grow way faster than anything in the National Treasury. (Pour other less distinguished liquids if you’re mad at some of the guy’s gay-related moves lately.)
I’d buy myself a Chia Obama to play with, but alas, since Obama’s desperate attempts to jumpstart the economy haven’t really worked so far, I can’t afford it. But fortunately, I still have my Chia Mr T!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2009