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Spin Control

New low in campaign paraphernalia?


















Presidential years bring out the best and the worst in the nation's entrepreneurial spirit.

Ever since candidates started putting their mugs on buttons, the nation has seen a wide range of campaign collectibles _ just about any kind of jewelry imaginable in the shape of donkeys and elephants; watch fobs and pen knives with candidates' faces; ties, pennants, bumper stickers and signs.

Add to the mix this year: condoms.

A New York Group calling itself "Practice Safe Policy" is marketing condoms with Barack Obama and John McCain's pictures on them. The Obama pack carries his face and the slogan "Use With Good Judgment"; the McCain pack has his face and the slogan "Old but not expired"

Spin Control is not making this up. Spin Control has never been able to make up things as weird as real life.

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The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.