Obama Tags Are 'Hot' Commodity

Long Island man can't keep vanity plates away from thieves
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2008 1:24 PM CST
Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail earlier this year in Maine.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A New York supporter of Barack Obama has vanity plates bearing his candidate’s name, but dares not use them, the Post reports. The man, who got the plates during the primaries, has caught thieves trying to pry them off his car. “Those plates will probably, at some point, become a collector's item—in someone else's house,” he said. He now carries them inside his vehicle.