Carpenters work on construction of the inaugural platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama's inaugural team is selling souvenirs online and will open an actual store near the White House to try to defray some of the costs of the inauguration on Jan. 21.
The goods range from $2.50 rulers, $5 buttons, and $15 tube socks to $7,500 bronze, silver and gold medallion sets featuring profile images of Obama and his No. 2 man Joe Biden.
Also for sale are limited edition $100 Chuck Close pixelated posters of Obama.
Other notable items include $30 champagne flute sets, $15 golf divot tools, $150 cufflinks, $20 keychains, and $30 glass paperweights.
According to the website, handing over $165 for a cotton throw blanket is "the perfect way to remember a historic moment."
Most of the items are made in the U.S.A., which should deflect any criticism from Obama's detractors, and if anyone prefers First Dog Bo to Obama, he and his paw print are featured on a selection of buttons and kids' clothing.