The Hillary Nutcracker, which sells for $19.95, is quickly becoming the most Hill-arious joke of the campaign trail.
The 8-inch plastic figure captures Sen. Clinton in all her walnut-crunching glory, with steel-lined legs (Ã¢â‚¬Å“stainlesssteel thighs!Ã¢â‚¬Â) that can pulverize even the hardest shells.
The device is the brainchild of Minneapolis businessmen and novelty makers Frank Freeman and Gibson Carothers, who say theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve sold 15,000 already. Carothers says the walnut walloper raises Ã¢â‚¬Å“key questionsÃ¢â‚¬Â in the 2008 presidential race - and can be loved by both Hillary fans and foes.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Does it represent the pushy, polarizing Hillary or the tough Hillary that can handle a right-wing nut?Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everybody laughs, regardless of their politics.Ã¢â‚¬Â