Sunday, March 23, 2008

5265: Bouquets And Brickbats.

Sending love in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• New York Governor David Paterson continues to be scrutinized over his use of campaign funds, with the latest reports showing he spent over $5,000 from his election loot on flowers via 1-800-FLOWERS. Between Days Inn, the Men’s Wearhouse and 1-800-FLOWERS, it looks like Paterson is lining up a slew of endorsement deals.

• The New York Post reported the members of the Jackson family are just scraping by. Marlon stocks groceries at a San Diego Vons supermarket. Randy fixes cars in a Los Angeles garage. Jermaine leads a nomadic lifestyle, alternately bunking with a girlfriend and his parents. Jackie is struggling to manage his son’s music career. Tito is still in the music biz, but only collecting $500-$1500 for gigs. The clan is allegedly in a funk. Maybe David Paterson can send them a Pick-Me-Up bouquet.

• A worker at the infamous slaughterhouse that ignited the largest beef recall in U.S. history has been sentenced to six months in jail. “The public sympathy wasn’t going to be on his side,” said the worker’s lawyer. “This was the best possible outcome.” Hey, the guy’s still doing better than the former Jackson Five.

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