Kenyan kids get Romney campaign T-shirts
posted at 1:17 pm on July 10, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
If you’ve ever wondered where all of the campaign clothing goes after the thrill is gone, look to … Africa. The Daily Caller takes note of the disposition of the Romney-Ryan stock, which has a new life as needed clothing for schoolkids in Kenya:
President Obama might have ancestral roots in Kenya, but at least one school in Kenya is all about former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The Knox County Romney Campaign of Tennessee has outfitted some 200 children at the Orbit Village Project in Nairobi, Kenya with leftover Romney campaign t-shirts from the 2012 election cycle.
Alexander Waters, the campaign director for the Knox County Romney Campaign, explained to The Daily Caller that his group decided to send the shirts to the school and refuge as Waters’ aunt, Cyndy Waters, runs the project and its American base is in Sevierville, Tenn.
This isn’t exactly a new concept. Ever wonder how sports champions have T-shirts at the ready when they get back to the locker room? They produce hundreds or thousands of shirts for both teams in anticipation of victory. The winners’ shirts get sold for big bucks. The losers’ shirts often end up as charitable contributions to relief efforts in Africa or Asia, which means that some kids may still be wearing shirts celebrating the championship of the New England Patriots for the 2010 season … or the 2007 season. At any rate, it’s a way for excess consumerism to do a little good.