Duct tape this
There is no end of puns on the Bush administration’s extreme fondness of duct tape as the foremost lifesaver. There were lots of jokes about Bush having stocks in the duct tape industry. And, of course, somebody had to find the big conspiracy link for real! Quoting Washington Post:
“Turns out that nearly half — 46 percent to be precise — of the duct tape sold in this country is manufactured by a company in Avon, Ohio. And the founder of that company, that would be Jack Kahl, gave how much to the Republican National Committee and other GOP committees in the 2000 election cycle? Would that be more than $100,000?”
Not to be outdone, the rest of the blogsphere is already writing about this, e.g. BoingBoing. This can probably keep us entertained for a while. After all, WPs Al Kamen completes the piece asking “Wonder who manufactures all that plastic sheeting.”
So there we have it, folks. The evil right wing conspiracy recommended dead-terror-scared Americans to run out to buy duct tape to line the pockets of one of their fat cat contributors.
Sometimes it’s a simple world, but I think in this case, somebody’s followed the money a few steps too far.