Murdoc would have said this was a cheap political gimmick. Until they were pulled after Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville) complained. Armstrong, who apparently is as thin-skinned as they come, whined and simpered that the mints were not “viewpoint neutral.”
The bookstore owner said that he had carried mints poking fun at George W. Bush during the previous administration. Joe ‘Crybaby’ Johnson didn’t seem to get his poor little feelings hurt by that version though.
Via Glenn Reynolds, who wrote:
They told me if I voted for John McCain, we’d see creepy censorship of political humor. And they were right!
UPDATE: The company that makes the mints fought back by producing Joe Armstrong Strong Arm Censored Mints.