Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Oh, please tell me that the $1.3 billion dollar taxpayer bailout of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was not used to pay for this bit of self-aggrandizement. ABC News reports Made in China: Olympic Pin Shaped Like Mitt Romney’s Face:
After controversy arose over Ralph Lauren’s 2012 U.S. Olympic uniforms’ Chinese origins, Mitt Romney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that the issue is “extraneous” to the focus of the games.
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Like the uniforms in 2012 and in 2002, when Mitt Romney ran the Salt Lake Olympics much of its official memorabilia was manufactured overseas, including a 9/11 commemorative pin and another fashioned in the shape of Romney’s head.
Salt Lake 2002 Olympics paraphernalia obtained by ABC bears “Made in China” and “Made in Bangladesh” stamps.
Buzzfeed found five more. "As head of the Salt Lake Olympics Mitt Romney became the first Olympic executive to approve a series of commemorative pins in his likeness." You just can't make this stuff up. Mitt Romney Issued Comically Bizarre Cartoon-Mitt-Romney Olympic Pins: