Thanks to a tip via the Ogle Mole Network, we’ve learned that historic, limited-edition Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen merchandise and apparel is starting to hit the local thrift shop and consignment store circuit.
For example, check out these brand-new, still-tagged shirts that an Ogle Mole recently spotted at Best Thrift on S. MacArthur:
Wow. $3.98 a shirt! Even after you tack on sales taxes – and a 30% Swadley’s management and consulting fee – that’s a great value!
The shirts at Best Thrift apparently sold out faster than a plate of Foggy Bottom Winchester Burgers!
That being said, I don’t think this will be the last time Swadley’s Foggy Bottom merchandise will be spotted in Oklahoma’s thriving thrift store and consignment shop scene.
According to the Ogle Mole Network, the state spent a lot of money stocking State Park Gift Shops with Swadley’s Foggy Bottom merchandise, but after the grift came to light, everything was pulled from the shelves and sent to storage, probably next to our $2-million stockpile of hydroxychloroquine.
That does bring up some interesting questions related to Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Swindle that I don’t think have been answered by the local media, like…
• How much did the state spend on Foggy Bottom merchandise? • How much of that inventory is left and where is it located? • How did the stuff end up at a local thrift store? • Is it still too late for me to buy some?
Anyway, I think I may file off a good old-fashioned open records request to get to the bottom of those questions and more.
In the meantime, if you stumble across any Foggy Bottom merchandise while out thrifting, scoop it up – and shoot me an email – before it’s gone