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Chia Obama Banned by Walgreen’s

By on 4.5.09 | 7:03PM

No, we can't -- buy the Chia Obama at some Walgreen's stores.

Some local Walgreen's store managers are not amused by this latest offering from the creators of the Chia Pet and have pulled the item from their shelves. The story from the Fox affiliate in Tampa Bay linked above doesn't really explain why but it seems reasonable to guess that somebody somewhere was offended.

Weird news reporter Jeanne Moos of CNN did a story on the Chia Obama back in January but no one seemed to notice. There's the serious-looking Determined Chia Obama, and then there's the smiling Happy Chia Obama.

Like the Chia Pet, you water the chia seeds in the grooved terra cotta figurine, and a few days later Chia Obama's hair sprouts up.

Below is an ad for Chia Obama from its maker, Joseph Enterprises:

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