I’ve always been amused by the fact that t-shirts and hats that are printed for sports teams that don’t win, which thus can’t be sold, are sent to poor countries around the world. Somewhere there’s a village in Cambodia that thinks the Buffalo Bills are the greatest football team ever after winning four straight super bowls. Turns out the same thing happens with losing presidential candidates:
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.
“I mentioned to her that we had a lot of shirts and that we were wondering if they had a need for them and she said, ‘Yes, that would be great.’ So instead of putting them into a storage unit or something we were like, ‘We can generate some good out of these shirts,’” Waters said.
“I’ve been over there and a shirt can go a long way,” he added.
And I agree. I’m glad they did this. But it’s still a bit ironic that it’s in Kenya, the nation our Muslim communist dictator was born in.