Chicago-based entrepreneur Nick Libert announced that he's taking advantage of the anti-homosexual comments made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes, and has launched a limited-edition line of clothing to highlight the controversy.
'ihedonist' is a line of t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for men and women featuring the text 'selfish hedonist' and the company's Website, ihedonist.com . Libert has applied for copyright protection for the design, as well as for other designs related to this fall's elections.
'Alan Keyes' comments have made this campaign a circus, and when you go to the circus you want to take home a shirt or trinket to remember the occasion. I think this circus merits at least a few clever shirts. Somebody has to gain from this mess, and unfortunately the voters aren't profiting a bit,'Libert commented.
ihedonist apparel will initially be sold exclusively through the internet on ihedonist.com, and retails between $31-51 depending on the style of product involved.
Libert was a Republican city councilman and county board member in Indiana in the late 1990s and on into 2003 before moving to Chicago full-time this past January. Now age 26, at one point he was the youngest elected official in Indiana. Libert holds a law degree from Valparaiso University, and is Broker/ Owner of Nick Libert Properties Inc. in Wicker Park.
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