HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A commercial for Snickers candy bars launched in the Super Bowl broadcast was benched after its maker got complaints that it
OK... Here we go again. Great topic for the news. Thank goodness when we have Astronauts Gone Bad, and now Snickers ads offending people... I think I will have to change my moniker to PC (Politically Correct) Beauregard. We simply can't focus on the real issues at hand. New Orleans is still struggling to recover while congress is debating non binding resolutions on the war in Iraq and working on other weighty issues like fixing that important Steroid thing.
Can't wait for Mardi Gras this year... Media coverage will be the same... Katrina tributes (a VERY good thing) but then they will let it fade away while they do nightly features on Mike Tyson's drug rehab (I can't wait for the Diane Sawyer interview).
I also have to continue to listen to people who know nothing about the city, its traditions, it heritage, and the reality of the situation prattle on about what should be done to "fix" or bulldoze it. My standard response is simple... "ever been there? Ever been outside of the French Quarter? Ever talked to a New Orleans native who knows the city? Ever been to a restaurant or a club that is not listed in some tourist guide? No??? then (in the words of Chris Farley) then why don't you just SHUT YOUR YAPPER???
It will take time for the Crescent city and the gulf coast to recover. Time, money and the resolve of some of the most incredible people I have ever met. And as long as I have a voice, I will continue to take up the cause. Hail New Orleans!