Here’s a novelty product that gets our full endorsement.

Available at Santa Monica boutique The Quilted Monkey as well as online, the $12.99 Oven Mitt Romney is a kooky novelty product dreamed up by the New York trio of Norma Lana, Ron Dreyer and Frank Cefalo. With a big design-assist from a fourth pal, Andrew Weissman, who was born and raised in Encino.

“I came up with this silly idea over the winter,” Lana tells FishbowlLA via telephone, “but we waited until Rick Santorum dropped out of the race. We wanted to basically make sure Romney was going to be the Republican nominee.”

“We’re all friends,” she adds. “Ron and I did improv and voiceover work together. I put this oven mitt on one night and started joking around. There are a few other ones out there, but they’re terrible quality. We wanted to do something that was really well-made.”

Weissman’s mom, an avid Republican, just happened to have a booth at the party’s recent North Carolina state convention. So that’s when and where Oven Mitt Romney was officially launched at the beginning of June.

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