No sooner had Congressman Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during the latter's nationally televised health care speech last week, than creative capitalists got busy making merchandise to celebrate and commemorate the incident.
One blog gave away 50 free "I'm With Joe Wilson!" fundraising t-shirts, and they were snapped up immediately. The online offer also sparked over 500 passionate comments from around the web, reflecting the controversy now surrounding Wilson's action.
But enterprising types quickly made their own "You lie!" designs and offered them for sale on sites like CafePress.com and Zazzle (pictured right).
Like the "Obama Joker" merchandise that swept the web a while back, this "You lie!" swag might not have a very long "virtual" shelf life, but we're sure to spot a few of them at the next anti-tax "tea party".
For more info: visit our Columbia Conservative Examiner for more about Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst.