He’s back. South Carolina’s democratic senate candidate Alvin Greene recently sported a t-shirt with the slogan, “South Carolina . . . We Don’t Make These Things Up.” The shirt was designed by a rotary club president as a reference to South Carolinian politics run amuck, including Mr. Greene’s Senate race.
Perhaps in a show of self-depreciating humor, or in the hopes of creating some momentum for a political campaign which appears to be doomed, Mr. Greene wore the t-shirt at a Rotary Club event. While Mr. Greene may not be joining the self-proclaimed greatest deliberative body in the world, he may have started a fashion trend. Ten politicians who have been seen sporting custom t-shirts are listed below.
1. Hillary Clinton was recently seen wearing a T-shirt which reads, “I came in second in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”
2. Former VP Dick Cheney was recently seen in downtown New Orleans wearing a T-shirt which proudly declares, “I Started Two Wars – What Have You Done Punk?”
3. George W. Bush was spotted collecting the mail at his ranch in a T-shirt that read, “Don’t mis-underestimate my post-pontificated intuition.” However, many are unsure exactly what the t-shirt message is trying to say. Laura Bush has said that George designed the shirt himself a couple months ago while watching Mr. Rogers.
4. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 legislation aimed at decreasing illegal immigration, recently was spotted at a health club in Scottsdale wearing a t-shirt that said, “Outlaw Sombreros TODAY”, as the governor is intent upon passing legislation which limits the spread of latino culture in Arizona. Critics have pointed out that not many hispanics wear sombreros.
5. Vice President Joe Biden often wears a t-shirt that reads, “Who Took My Junior Mints?” As the vice president often asks White House staff, “who’s hidden my secret stash of Junior Mints?” this T-shirt saves them time as he just has to point at this slogan typed across a white t-shirt in big black block letters.
6. Arizona Sen. John McCain, who many say is still bitter about losing the 2008 presidential election, often wears a gray T-shirt with a cactus on it and an arrow pointing up at his head with words under it that read, “Take a good look this is one grumpy old ma
7. Recently married Chelsea Clinton has been seen taking walks in Central Park in a pink T-shirt that reads, “YOU just try having a normal childhood with two parents like mine.” Printed on the back of the T-shirt are photographs of her parents acting goofy.
8. Former Pres. Jimmy Carter, recently said that he is probably the most “superior” ex-president of all time, and was recently seen wearing a T-shirt that reads, “Jimmy Carter: ex-United States Pres., peanut farmer, international hostage negotiator and Nobel Peace Prize winner. What isn’t to like?”
9. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was recently spotted at her rustic log cabin in Wasilla chopping wood, and skinning a wolf she wrestled to the ground, in a fashionable beige T-shirt with royal letters that read, “Palin 2012′-You Betcha’ America”
10. Former United States vice president Al Gore was spotted at the 2010 Global Warming Rally in Naples Italy wearing an arctic blue t-shirt that reads, “If Global Warming Isn’t Real Then Why Is Everything Melting?”, with a picture of polar bears stuck on a small iceberg.
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