Take the case of this plate issued by Washington -- the other one.
The DMV folks decided it was a bad idea after getting quite a few complaints that it was offensive -- from Republicans upset over the "F" and Democrats upset over the "Dubya" no doubt.
Can't seem to please anybody these days.
Anyway, the plate that earned the state a few bucks could earn the owner quite a few bucks. It's up for bids at e-Bay -- starting bid: $5,000. (eBay) [Photo courtesy of eBay]