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OC Repubicans Go Seatbelt Bag Crazy

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If you've ever seen those seatbelt purses and bags, then it's most likely from Harvey's in Orange County. Back in 1997, husband-wife duo Dana and Melanie Harvey were installing seatbelts into their '50 Buick when they got the idea to make their daughter a matching handbag. It goes without saying, the idea was quite popular with the bags now being sold in stores across the country with a few Harveys retail stores popping up in Southern California, including a new one planned for Melrose Avenue.

With the election fever, Harvey's got on the bandwagon and designed a stars and stripes style bag, complete with buttons of your preferred candidate. It's a sales gimmick for sure, but it's interesting to note that McCain is kicking Obama's ass when it comes to seatbelt bags. As this piece is published, McCain leads in the "polls" at 61% with Obama behind at 39%. It's no harbinger of election day results, but tells us the Obama folks have more style when it comes to picking out their bags. Harvey's fall collection is much more hip--that's what the Obama-rama people must be buying, right?