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Obama girls Beanie Babies

01/25/2009
Obama girls in Beanie Baby form

Obama girls in Beanie Baby form

Bush may be gone, but it’s still ok to be ashamed to be an American.  That’s because American Toy company Ty is marketing the “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” dolls.

The Office of the First Lady released a statement blasting the toy company. “We feel it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes,” said a spokesperson for Michelle Obama.

Ty has a different point of view, as CNN explains:

When CNN asked a Ty executive whether the Obama girls were the inspiration for the dolls, she hesitated several seconds before
answering.

“Information concerning the development of our products and how we come up with names, how we select them, how we
trademark — that’s considered as proprietary,” Ty Senior Vice President of Sales Tania Lundeen said. “I can’t go any further with that question.”

Jeeze, I wonder where they came up with the idea to name the dolls Sasha and Malia?

On the one hand, I think it’d be awesome if there were some kind of Awesome Kyle doll.  On the other hand, this seems a little out of line.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle’s spokesperson for using the word “inappropirate” in their statement.  Made searching for this article really easy.

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