With the Pats and the Giants in the Super Bowl this Sunday, both cities’ respective mayors, Tom Menino and Mike Bloomberg, have made the obligatory bets with each other on the outcome of the game. Yawn. But while they’re on opposite sides in their football rooting interestes, the two big-city bosses are, as you’d expect, muy simpatico when it comes to the subject of gun rights – they’re against ’em. So much so that the two MAIG main men figured they’d take the opportunity of all those eyeballs glued to their flat screens to get in a little anti-gun public service announcement. . .
As usual, the biggest fan of Mike’s works is, well, Mike. He told dnainfo.com after the taping that, “It was very funny.” He knows this because everyone who works for him told him so.
Mike LaVorgna, one of Bloomy’s spokes-noids added:
A New York-Boston Super Bowl is a perfect opportunity for the mayors to talk about fixing the nation’s broken background check system that allows criminals and dangerous people to buy guns illegally.
Thankfully, most of the country will be spared the annoying agitprop. The spot will only air in selected northeastern markets since NBC has banned issue-oriented ads during the game. Those of us in flyover country will be able to sit back and enjoy this year’s godaddy.com commercial without the benefit of Tom’s and Mike’s, uh, wisdom. Northeast corridor dwellers will be forgiven for showering their TV with Doritos and Budweiser when those two ugly mugs pop up on the screen. Better yet, hold onto the chips and brew and use the mayors’ commercial as the perfect opportunity to see a man about a dog.