Obama Wine: Would You Drink It?

Kim Conte




The Washington Post reports that a French winemaker has created an "Obama" wine to celebrate the election of the first African-American to the White House. Three bottles of the wine cost a whopping $198; all profits will go to an NGO working to save Darfur.

How did President Obama's react to the news?

According to White House spokesman Ben LaBolt, Obama disproves of the wine. LaBolt said: "The White House has a longstanding policy of disapproving uses of the president's name and likeness for commercial purposes."

Obviously this isn't the first entrepreneur trying to make a buck off Obama's name. Other recent (albeit sometimes controversial) products and businesses in his likeness include:

What do you think about all these "Obama" products? Are any of them taking the excitement over a new president a little too far?



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