You can buy pretty much anything at Walmart, but I bet you didn't expect you could buy a series of inspirational quotes from 3rd District Rep. Erik Paulsen, did you?
Neither did we, but then again these aren't inspirational quotes, in fact they're decidedly non-inspirational quotes that we assume have been put together as a gag or to make a political point.
CityPages initially reported on one that appeared, which uses the Paulsen quote of "Spending more time with my colleagues outside the Capitol helps build bipartisan relationships," which is rather cheekily set against the backdrop of a tropical vista.
But BMTN found at least 3 more posters listed on the site, which read as follows:
"Minnesotans are ticket splitters. They look to the candidate, not the party, which is the way it should be, and that's only going to help me."
"I'm not a supporter of ObamaCare. I voted to repeal it, to defund it, et cetera. But we do need to move on."
"Any law can be changed, obviously, at any time."
As you can see, we're hardly dealing with the cute "Hang in there" inspiration kitten posters here, which begs the question how they made it onto Walmart.com.
Walmart allows 3rd party companies to sell their wares through their website, which is how we assume they got on there, unless Walmart was suddenly in the line of esoteric political quotes from local politicians.
It's clearly aware of them though, as after initially being on sale for $13, the site now says, "this item is no longer available" on each page.
The retail giant hasn't replied to Bring Me The News' request for an explanation as to how they got on there either, so for now the people behind the posters remain a mystery.