Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On Mardi Gras Day, Praise for Mr. Paul Tagliabue

Happy Mardi Gras!

I have been remiss in doing a post on this topic, and then the New York Times did it for me.

Instead of remembering some of the unfortunate dealings of a certain team owner in the fall of 2005, I want to focus on how Paul Tagliabue ensured that our city would retain a source of of civic pride and racial unity.

I'm all for James Carville's idea:
“The city fathers,” Carville said at the time, “should take down the statue of Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle in New Orleans and put up a statue of Paul Tagliabue.”

1 comment:

Leigh C. said...

Aaaaa-men.