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It's not a convention without the swag

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One of the perks of going to any convention--be it political or science fiction based--is the amount of sway thrown around.

Delegates from California received a swag bag worth up to $700 when they arrived at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, according to a report from the Sacramento Bee. The bag includes a 2012 "President" Barbie and a $120 credit for luxury swimsuits, the paper wrote.

But not all swag bags are apparently equal.

The folks over at Gakwer were less than embarrassed with the bags handed to reporters. The bag included a University of Tampa brochure, a Tampa Bay Storm beer holder, breath mints and a copy of Mitt Romney's book, No Apology: The Case For American Greatness, which unintentionally included a passage that sounds supportive of President Barack Obama's health care law if read on its own.

When talking about his health care reforms in Massachusetts, Romney wrote: "We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care."

Romney edited the sentence for the sentence for the paperback version of the book to read: "And it was done without government taking over health care."

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