Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Lighting Ceremony
Children from across the nation read their award-winning essays on the meaning of Ronald McDonald during the National Big Mac lighting ceremony at the White House. The Mac Festival of Lights began Wednesday with the first lighting of the Big M. (Dec. 1)
Critics of the ceremony and promotion of one burger over others pointed to the inordinate influence of the American McDonald's Policy Action Committee and the infiltration of our government by mac firsters.
ADL spokesman Abe Macman was quick to respond calling the charges anti-macitic and urging Congress to pass laws against such hate speech.
"It's an insult to the first 6 million sold," Macman was quoted as saying.