Friday, April 11, 2008

Absolut Cause for Concern

Does this suggestion get you angry?

Market research by Mexico City ad firm Teran/TBWA must have shown that the prospect of restoring the 1848 Mexican-U.S. border strikes a chord with consumers in Mexico where Absolut Vodka has been running this ad. (They've pulled it in response to the controversy.)

Read Michelle Malkin's column, "Absolut Folly" (NRO, April 9, 2008). Apparently there is a significant number of Mexicans, both in Mexico and here in the the United States (legally and illegally), who harbor a notion of "reconquista." There is a group called The National Council of La Raza (“the race”) who deny there is such a goal but act in every way consistent with it. Hillary Clinton campaign co-chair Dolores Huerta is reported to have said in a speech two weeks ago, “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” As to the reconquista, she said, “It’s really too late. If 47 million (Latinos) have one baby each . . . it’s already won.”

Read the column. It's short, and it's worth noting. For more ads and spoofs of ads and links, go to Malkin's website. Here is the AP story.

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