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I placed an order a short while ago to MLB.com to acquire some cool Nationals stuff - a shirt and two caps.
I had a specific reason for ordering from a website rather than just picking the caps up at the stadium or in any local sports store. It was... the W.
It means more than just the Nats here:
In D.C., 'W' Spells More Than Baseball [Washington Post]
Shyeah, right. You cannot pretend in this city, at this time, that well goodness gracious it never occured to us that selling a bunch of 'W'-labeled apparel would sprout a double meaning!
Pull the other one, eh.
Feigned cluelessness is apparently contagious:
But it's obvious to everyone else:
And so of course it's already being repurposed:
Now, the colors don't bother me; I would wear a red cap. But I'll be deep-fried and sun-dried before I'll walk around in this city, at this time, looking like I support the biggest object lesson in Bad Government I've ever seen.
So. Since the only non-W hats I've found that are remotely cool are on MLB.com, I ordered one for both of us. They're much clearer:
I love mine.
P.S. The real cherry on top of the Post article was the letter in the following Sunday's paper complaining about the Post creating so much strife by writing about the issue and making everyone now think of it this way.
Dude, it was already there.4 comment(s)
The W thing never occurred to me, even after hearing that Bush threw out the first pitch. Maybe if it had been in the block font of the bumper sticker, I'd've caught on.
With due respect, Chris, Washington, D.C. is a company town and very little happens in this town that doesn't have political implications. Steve pointed out that some Republicans are already using the hat to make a political gesture. (Just as some of us independents are deliberately not wearing the foolish things.)
Hmm- maybe it's more obvious to those in the DC area then? Or maybe I've been too caught up with the Yankees/Sox rivalry and the Cardinals' huge lead to follow the Expos. ;-)
Oh, I absolutely think it's something that would probably only be noticed by people in the area or people heavily involved in national politics elsewhere...Add a comment...
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