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We’ve already mentioned that Obama-Biden domains are on sale on eBay. We’ve also mentioned that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to sell Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.

Thus, we would be remiss not to point out that Barack Obama’s former Senate seat is now on sale on eBay. Oh, you internets…

And in another funny coincidence, today is International Anti-Corruption Day.

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