Tuesday, February 03, 2009
6399: What’s Out.
Toying with the news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Ty Incorporated is shelving its dolls inspired by Sasha and Malia Obama, despite the company’s insistence the toys were not modeled after the girls. First Lady Michelle Obama officially dissed the dolls last month. The Ty website now lists Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia as retired, while eBay offered the duo at up to $100. Look for replacement dolls Bold Barack and Magnificent Michelle to debut soon.
• Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison after serving 99 days for lying during a 2007 whistle-blowers’ trial. A spokesman said Kilpatrick is scheduled for a job interview in Texas on Wednesday. Wonder how he’ll explain the 99-day hole in his résumé.