Thingish Things

Team America!

Written By: Bill Lalor - Jul• 13•12

These days, I welcome almost any expression of bi-partisanship in Washington, even if it’s cheap grandstanding that accomplishes almost nothing.  In today’s offering, proud Americans across the political spectrum are busying themselves expressing righteous outrage over something we can all agree on:  U.S. Olympians should not be wearing uniforms made in China.

Reports the AP:

Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs.

 Sen. Harry Reid, ever the patriot, suggested they should the just burn the stuff:

“I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.

Reid goes on to say that “[i]f they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, that’s what they should wear.” I don’t know about that, Senator Reid. Nonetheless, we sure do appreciate this burst of patriotism.

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