Conservatives Embrace Snuggie Fad In Attempt To Be Funny

04/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Never known to be cutting edge, conservatives have only recently warmed to the Snuggie--nearly one month after the New York Times covered them, and two months after "The Today Show" endorsed them.

"Never let it be said that conservatives and libertarians have no sense of humor," says Americans for Tax Reform's Derek Hunter, who's been doing his best to photograph fellow conservatives sporting the trend of the moment: the Snuggie.

And it's working: So far he's convinced Joe the Plumber, Tucker Carlson and Andrew Breitbart to adorn the "blanket with sleeves" that has people mocking it while simultaneously wearing it. His boss, ATR President Grover Norquist, was the first "political celebrity" to put it on.

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