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Republicans Have Balls—and Clever Marketing Tactics

CRNC ping pong balls will be the talk of your next party.


What's the best party on campus? Kegger in the dorms? Togas at the frat house? Please. It's the Republican Party, you donkey-assed fool (is that redundant?).

Don't take our word for it: It says so on the box, "The Best Party on Campus." The box of six GOP-sanctioned beer pong balls, that is.

Boise Weekly did a double-take at Ada County's Republican Straw Poll on Jan. 7, when we saw a group of young men from the Idaho Federation of College Republicans hawking some intriguing items--keychains, bottle openers and a neatly stacked pile of boxes of beer pong balls. We're pretty certain the older members attending the straw poll (the average age hovered somewhere around death) may have thought the boxes were filled with run-of-the-mill ping pong balls.

The young pachyderms must have sold quite a few, because a group of 15 Boise State Young Republicans traveled to Washington, D.C., in February to attend a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee, getting some one-on-one time with Newt Gingrich.

"My duty as chairman of the Idaho Federation was to market our organization to people in power," Domenic Gelsomino told Boise Weekly. "I think it's fair to say that we had the best time of our lives."

Face-time with Newt must have been swell. But beer pong with red, white and blue elephant-adorned balls? Pinch me.