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Gridlock We Can Believe In: Yes, We Can (Cash In)!

I think I've lost about five pounds this week. I must have walked this city about 10 times over. One thing I've learned in my travels: D.C. is ready to cash in! There is someone selling Obama stuff on every single street corner.

Obama on a shirt! Obama on a hat! Look, there's a framed print of Michelle! Malia and Sasha salt-and-pepper shakers! Flags! Buttons! Yes, We Can! Si, se Puente! Even the stores selling non-Obama goods are embracing change. Celebrate Hope! 50 percent Off Cashmere Cardigans! We tried finding something, anything, imprinted with the image of George Bush but no dice. It's a brand new day and D.C. is ready.

— MB

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