If you make a $35 donation to the Republican National Committee ahead of the midterm elections, you will get a pair of multicolor socks from President George H.W. Bush.
Politix flags an email from Bush sent by the RNC offering the special premium for your donation. The socks are embroidered with a Republican elephant and signed by the former president.
I’m a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better! It’s usually the first thing people notice I’m wearing whenever I’m out in public and that’s the way I like it.
So when Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him I’d be happy to do it. But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.