By Judy Kurtz - 07/16/12 11:45 PM EDT
The political underwear race seems to be just as tight as the presidential matchup — with sales of Democratic and Republican thongs running neck and neck, or, um, bottom and bottom.
Lingerie company Hanky Panky says since introducing its political party posterior-wear (which includes a bejeweled elephant thong for Republicans, a rhinestone donkey model for Democrats and a flag version for independents) the three styles have been in a virtual dead heat. But sales of the red GOP-friendly fanny floss have been a bit more red-hot than for its blue-colored Democratic counterpart — with customers scooping up about 25 more.
Hanky Panky President and Creative Director Gale Epstein tells ITK in an email the reason the company started selling the $26 lacy derriere décor: “We are a patriotic company, made in the USA. This is an election year, and our thongs are great for gifts so loyalists to their party, country and Hanky Panky can express themselves.”