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An online store today removed from its site a T-shirt with the words “Kill Bush” and a phony bloodstain.
Until earlier today, Cafepress.com had the product among its offerings. The site boasts of giving online selling opportunities to “individuals, organizations and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online.”
The shirt’s black and red lettering on yellow says:
For Gods Sake …
Save the United States
and the Rest of the World
The 100 percent cotton shirt was offered for $16.99.
The product’s page, originally at this link, was disabled sometime after it was posted at the Drudge Report newssite.
Eventually, the company put a message up on the former page, saying: “The ‘Kill Bush’ products have been removed from CafePress.com. They were created by individuals across the globe, as are the more than 8 million products available on CafePress.com, a diverse network of more than 1 million shops.
“Hate related materials are in violation of our terms of service and are prohibited from being sold through CafePress.com. CafePress.com is an automated service, and as such, products are reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that merchandise that is in violation of our terms of service is removed from our site.”
Artistic license taking aim at Bush is also on display at an art gallery exhibit at Columbia College in Chicago. A display of mock postage stamps includes one depicting President Bush with a gun pointed at his head.
Mock stamps show gun pointed at President Bush’s head
Secret Service agents are investigating the display, according to the Associated Press.
“We need to ensure, as best we can, that this is nothing more than artwork with a political statement,” Secret Service spokesman Tom Mazur said.