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Cashing in on the end of George Bush's presidency

December 12, 2008 | 10:58 am

Many entrepreneurs have tried to make a buck off of Barack Obama's historic presidential win and inauguration.

They've printed commemorative everything -- from coins to coffee mugs to T-shirts. Now, they're gearing up to cash in on Obama's inauguration -- and George Bush's exit from office.

A number of products celebrating the end of Bush's eight-year reign have sprung up. If you've been wondering what gift to get for that special Democrat in your life this holiday season, look no further.

Consider, for example, the Georgie is Outta Here Party in a Box. It's a kit of party supplies emblazoned with some of Bush's most eloquent quotes and drawings of the president and Vice President Dick Cheney (gripping a smoking shotgun).

For children, there's "Goodnight Bush," which touts itself as "a brilliant parody of the children's classic 'Goodnight Moon' built around the coming end of the worst presidency ever." It was a New York Times bestseller.

The Bush Countdown Clock makes the perfect stocking stuffer. It counts the days until Jan. 20, 2009 by the second.

-- Kate Linthicum

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