Cashing in on Hillary

This is novel, but I’m sure there’s more to come. Madame Tussauds, working with Rubenstein PR, have figured out a way to make money off the Hillary ’08 buzz.

MEDIA ALERT

‘HILLARY CLINTON’ WAX FIGURE DEBUTED DURING MOCK 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RALLY

Amidst a sea of red, white and blue balloons, New Yorkers rally in support of Hillary Clinton’s possible run for the presidency at Madame Tussauds New York

“Hail to the Chief” will be playing loudly in the background and dozens of red, white, and blue balloons will fall from the ceiling as the new ‘Hillary Clinton’ figure is presented to the public for the first time on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11am at Madame Tussauds New York, 234 West 42nd Street, Manhattan. New Yorkers will rally in support of Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential campaign while holding signs that read “Hillary in 2008″and chanting their encouragement in the Times Square attraction.

The figure will be part of a new Hillary Clinton Interactive Exhibit. Visitors will enter voting booths to answer the following questions: 1.) Would you ever vote for a female President? 2.) Will Hillary Clinton be the first female President?

Those will, presumably, be fake Hillary supporters doing the rallying.

UPDATE: Rubenstein’s Sara Walker says the fake Hillary supporters will be volunteers. It’ll be “a great visual.”