This Sean Spicer Lawn Ornament Belongs Among Your Bushes

by Seth Millstein
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has always been a reliable source of amusement in the Trump administration, and the recent dustup involving his proximity to bushes didn't fail to disappoint. The Washington Post initially reported that on Tuesday evening, Spicer "spent several minutes hidden in the bushes" before giving an impromptu press conference outside the White House, but later corrected the report to say that he was merely "among" the bushes. That correction is funny enough on its own, but it doesn't end there: You can now buy a Spicer lawn ornament for your bushes. Whether you place it in them, or simply among them, is your decision.

"Presenting the 'Garden Spicer,' wrote ornament creator and all-around hero Lisa Kadonaga on Facebook. "Here's something I made this afternoon. Now you too can have the White House press secretary in — or rather, 'among' — the bushes in your yard. And hey, if you're concerned that when exposed to the outdoors, the image will worries, that's exactly what Sean Spicer does, so it's totally authentic!" Kadonaga added that she saved the master copy of the cutout and can make more if necessary. Her post has 28,000 shares as of this writing.

The ornament is essentially a cutout of the top half of Spicer's head attached to a wooden stick. Plop the stick through a bush and into the dirt, and bam — you've got your very own Spicer peeking out from the bushes, presumably to make sure there are no reporters around.

If you'd like to create an accurate historical recreation, though, you should put the ornament near, but not actually in, your bushes, as the corrected version of the Post article says that Spicer was in fact "huddling with his staff near a clump of bushes and then behind a tall hedge." That difference is subtle — which makes it all the more amusing that somebody apparently asked the Post to issue a correction about the story. It is a complete and utter mystery who that somebody is, of course.

Spicer wasn't around for the immediate aftermath of the Comey firing, as he was on Naval Reserve duty on Wednesday and Thursday. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders filled in for him during his absence; this prompted some to suspect that Trump is considering replacing the latter with the former, although BuzzFeed reported that this isn't the case.

The Comey firing triggered chaos and panic, both in the White House and out. But at the very least, the episode ended up producing the Spicer lawn ornament, so it wasn't a total loss.