June 30, 2011

Just one day after Senator Brown (R-Mass) had announced a baseball collectible card for his own fundraising it was pulled, presumably after Major League Baseball got wind of the idea. What is it with Republicans and trademark infringement? And also their inability to respect copyright laws? (Ed. See Michele Bachmann v. Tom Petty and countless other examples.)

From Fox25:

“Forget about Youk and Big Papi, Scott Brown is the latest craze in baseball cards. The Brown campaign is finding new ways to raise money for the junior senator’s re-election effort.

The cards, which are going for ten dollars on Brown’s campaign website, feature the Republican holding a bat, wearing a Red Sox hat and are described as ‘a unique collectable for your home or office.’ Brown already has more than eight million dollars in his campaign war chest.”

The link at Brown's site is still up and so is the solicitation for cash, but the picture of the baseball card is gone.

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