New Orleans' idiot Mayor Ray 'Schoolbus' Nagin says he regrets claiming that it was "God's will" that NOLA be restored to its former chocolateness, (and you know what he means). I don't doubt that he does; he must be used to regretting his words by now. But Nagin's chocolate statement reminded me of an old joke that I heard when I was working in D.C. at the time of the March on Washington. The joke was considered to be in bad taste even then, but the folks at my job had plenty of bad taste. It goes like this:
Q: Why do they call Washington, D.C. Hershey-town?The 'nuts' in the joke were analogous to the white folks who ran the government, and, of course, you know what 'chocolate' stands for. I bet you won't hear any pols telling that one. But then, who would have guessed Ray Nagin would have said his 'chocolate' piece. It just gets worse and worse.
A: Because it is 90% chocolate and 10% nuts.