This. Is. Awesome.
Susie Madrak over at C&L describes an interesting concept, which would represent more fairness in packaging for us consumers. She asks, "What if politicians wore NASCAR jackets?" She explains that there's a new petition on the White House petition site to make them do just that:
From the depths of the White House's "We the People" petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to prominently display their financial backers and monetary support from various lobbies.
Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" [sic] names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.While such a change in the rules would not actually lie within the executive branch's purview -- and would likely break House and Senate dress code -- the petition is indicative of what has become the site's de facto function, to serve as a clearing house for a wide variety of proposals of both the novel and novelty variety...More here.