Friday, August 02, 2002

Racism Alert!
Shocking news from Bakersfield, CA:
Two Bakersfield City council members, at odds for almost a month over a doll, are now on better terms.

At Wednesday night's meeting, Vice Mayor Mark Salvaggio apologized to councilwoman Irma Carson.

Last month, Salvaggio displayed a singing James Brown doll during a meeting. Carson complained it was culturally insensitive.

Salvaggio claims he was just having fun, saying if he had a Buck Owens doll, he would have used that.
Since when is a singing statue of the Godfather of Soul culturally insensitive? On the other hand, who brings a singing doll to a City Council meeting? Billy Bass maybe, but never a singing doll.