July 30, 2008
Throwing out the welcome hat for McCain
Most people, when a major presidential candidate comes to town, throw out the welcome mat.
Mary Osterman, proprietor of Copacetic on Main Street, has a new twist: she's throwing out the welcome hat for John McCain.
Copacetic, which sells hats and witty t-shirts is all decked out for the Republican presidential hopeful's visit to Racine Thursday. There's a big sign in front that says, "Hey, John McCain, your HAT is here!"
No information at press time whether Mary thinks McCain needs a new hat because of the lesion removed from his face Monday in Scottsdale, AZ -- a coin-sized spot of skin that a biopsy showed did not presage skin cancer, something McCain fought in the past on four occasions -- or simply because he needs a style upgrade. Hats are good for both: too much sun can indeed cause skin cancer. And too little style ... well, that, too, can be fatal for a politician.