Saturday, June 14, 2008

Top News Last Night, A Stuffed Animal

Rob Miller is right, this is an embarrassment to Utah. Check out the top story on Fox News last night:

Watch the video here.

The Salt Lake Tribune asks, Racist or Naive?

Park City's David Lawson has nothing to do with "vile" Obama toy.

Misty Fowler, Chair of Utah for Obama, says in the Deseret News that this is "someone to be ignored".


The Sock Obama is the creation of David and Elizabeth Lawson of West Jordan. They say they are shocked by the anger. In responding to a handful of the emails that are filling their inbox, they wrote:

“We at TheSockObama Co. are saddened that some individuals have chosen to misinterpret our plush toy. It is not, nor has it ever been, our objective to hurt, dismay or anger anyone. We guess there is an element of naiveté on our part, in that we don't think in terms of myths, fables, fairy tales and folklore. In earnest folks, we're so sorry we offended anybody.”

So far, few web commentators are buying their plea of “naiveté,” especially since the Lawsons have said nothing about stopping the sale of their Sock Obama.

Silliness is back in season.


Anonymous said...

Funny or something to question when they say on their website that they are proud of the achievement of Obama when they are registered Republicans. I guess West Jordan does represent the Buttars of this world.

Anonymous said...

I wish you had mentioned something about the Hillary "nut cracker." As a Democratic woman here in Utah it seems like this gets attention, but nobody mentions degredation to women....