Monday, June 15, 2009
Custer Died for Ronald McDonald's Sins
Hats off to Tina Griego of The Denver Post, who handed her June 13 space over to the like-named Tim Giago of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe. Giago chronicled the short-lived history of George Armstrong Custer as a Happy Meal toy in South Dakota cities. Really. Seriously. McDonald's doesn't get major atrocities? If it hadn't been for Giago, corporate headquarters would have recalled all copies of the toy and claimed they had never really offered this giveaway. After all, there's no Stalinism quite as bad as corporate Stalinism.