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Supply and demand

Posted by Lissa on October 2, 2008

Via Michelle Malkin, it appears that there is now a whole channel devoted to Obama:

Reader Elizabeth writes: “My fiance and I subscribe to Dish Network. Today after work, we were flipping through the channels and noticed OBAMA on Channel 73. Yes, that was the actual name of the channel! It’s description is ‘Sen. Obama lays out his plan for a strong and prosperous America. See his plan to revitalize the economy and put the middle class first.

Reader Nicholas wants to know: “Where’s the McCain channel?”

Creepy or cute?  Actually, neither.  I don’t have a problem with this because it’s called supply-and-demand.

Look, even McCain’s most fervent supporters wouldn’t want to sit around and watch him talk all day.  Watch documentaries about him?  Maybe.  Listen to the occasional stump speech?  Every once in a while.  Watch Sarah Palin’s convention speech over and over?  Probably!  But you have YouTube for that.

On the other hand, there are many fervent Obama fans who would like nothing better than to have him playing in the background (or foreground, as the case may be) as they go about their day.  Is it a bad thing for the Dish Network to take advantage of this?  Is it creepy or icky for them to supply the market with a good that’s in demand?

Nope.  It’s not the days of Old Television anymore.  Cable channels number, at last scientific count*, exactly six bajillion, eighty-three thousand three hundred fifteen.  If you don’t like it, flip the switch.  If it really offends you, I suppose you could change your cable provider.  But don’t get mad at the Dish Network for obeying the law of supply and demand.

*Scientific count = Lissa randomly pulling a number out of thin air

UPDATE: Same thing with the purse Bruce found — icky, ugly, but whatever, supply-demand:

Try the Obama Designer Handbag, only $46.80 at the Boston Globe Store.

Hey Mike?  Do you need a man-purse?  Cause if so . . . you’re not getting this one.

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One Response to “Supply and demand”

  1. Mike said

    The handbag is silly. I want a piggy bank labeled CHANGE with a big picture of Obama, though. Maybe I should start marketing that?

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