If Nothing Else, Elliott's Hardware Has Figured Out How to Turn a Dime Into a Dollar

Word to the wise in these final days of the "economy": All it takes to make the national (and


) news is a Page 7B ad in

The Dallas Morning News
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, followed by

a press release

advertising said advertisement. Not that there's anything wrong with it, and, right, who doesn't love

Elliott's Hardware

? Kyle Walters is certainly pleased: The Elliott's CEO "offered" George W. Bush a greeter gig, and next thing ya know, ol' Jed's a millionaire, at least in ad-buy dollars he didn't need to spend. (And he didn't even have to offer the country

a free breakfast

.) Bonus: This MSNBC footage from this morning follows the Elliott's offer with Fort Worth's Cross-Dressing Bandit, who I think is Schutze. Don't tell.

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