From Town & Country
Well into Wednesday night’s Vice-Presidential debate, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence were joined onstage by a surprise, diminutive guest. The bug remained on Pence’s head for an inordinate amount of time, but the internet quickly ensured that the moment would remain salient. And by the end of the night, the Biden campaign was offering what Pence had so desperately needed: a quality flyswatter (though he’d probably prefer his sans the Biden-Harris logo and “Truth Over Flies” pun).
This is not the first time that an American presidential nominee has turned to merch to get a point across—it’s not even the first time a campaign’s made a flyswatter. During the 1963 race, Barry Goldwater released “Gold Water,” sold as “the right drink for the conservative taste”; Lyndon B. Johnson countered with “Johnson Juice,” labeled as