Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pirates, Pundits, and Political Party Animals - IT'S HALLOWE'EN AGAIN

Just in time for Fantasy Fest: Sarah Palin inflatable dolls

Posted - Saturday, October 25, 2008 09:02 AM EDT - FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER

The Sarah Palin inflatable doll is likely to be seen on one or more Fantasy Fest floats.
Politics make strange bedfellows, and in this particular case, that's not just a turn of phrase.

The Fairvilla Mega Store on Front Street in Key West received an order two days ago of inflatable, lifesized dolls -- bearing the likeness of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

And yes, just like the Palin masks that have been selling out at Fastbuck Freddie's on Duval Street, they are selling quite well -- likely due to Fantasy Fest, the ribald 10-day festival known for its nudity and, well, almost-anything-goes atmosphere.
"I play hockey, she's a hockey mom; I think we'll hit it off."

The parade to wrap the fest is Saturday and you will likely see the dolls adorning some of the floats, since the theme of this year's Fantasy Fest is "Pirates, Pundits and Political Party Animals."

"We just try and bring just fun and kind of different things into the store," Fairvilla manager Kristen Wilson said.

David Fox, who is in Key West visiting from Boston, said on Friday that he was more than likely going to purchase one of the dolls.

"I think it's sexy as hell," he said. "I play hockey, she's a hockey mom; I think we'll hit it off."

The doll is officially called the "This is Not Sarah Palin Inflatable Love Doll." It retails for around $40.

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