Obama's inauguration is making history and selling kitsch.

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Jan. 16 2009 7:05 AM

Thongs We Can Believe In

Obama's inauguration is making history and selling kitsch.

See all of Slate's inauguration coverage.

Click here for a slide-show essay on the merchandise commemorating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Click here for a slide-show essay on the merchandise commemorating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Torie Bosch Torie Bosch

Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies. 

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