Forget the polls. Arlingtonians' political leanings might well be found in their underwear drawers.
Kim Putens, owner of the lingerie store Bloomers, is seeing a trend.
The Hanky Panky brand of lingerie has come up with political party-themed stretch-lace thongs. The red thongs are adorned with an elephant, the navy blue sport a donkey and the white, an American flag.
In the King Street shop in Old Town Alexandria, the elephants sold out quickly, while many donkeys remain, Putens told Patch. In Bloomers’ Shirlington store, the donkeys are significantly outselling the elephants. The flag version is not selling nearly as quickly as the others.
Virginia really is a swing state.