Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mike Moore banishes Papa John Schnatter as an amazed Deaf Gahan keeps both eyes on the money.


Cry me a river. John Schnatter has those millions to keep him warm. Still, I'm surprised at the speed by which Mike Moore distanced the city from the pizza mogul.

You can't even imagine Deaf Gahan displaying resolution like this, can you?

By the way, can someone remind Gahan that his signature human rights commission remains in the down-low garage, up on blocks, and as moribund as the New Albany mayor's summer reading list?

Verily, there's a better chance of locating an edible Papa John's pizza than Gahan's pulse when it comes to real-world civil rights: "Dixiecrat ingredients, Dixiecrat governance: Papa Jeff's."

Papa John's hometown takes his name off gym after he admits racial slur, by Morgan Watkins (Louisville Courier Journal)

The mayor of John Schnatter's hometown removed the Papa John's founder's name from the city's basketball gym Wednesday after he admitted using a racial slur.

"The city of Jeffersonville represents a very diverse community," said Mayor Mike Moore, who added that he knew Schnatter when they were both growing up and considers him a friend. "It was a tough decision, but I believe it was the right decision."

Forbes reported Wednesday morning that Schnatter used the N-word during a May conference call with a firm that had been hired to help him avoid public relations problems. Schnatter had previously been criticized for comments he made about NFL players who were taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice ...

2 comments:

Kathy Elder said...

Not only has he taken the name down, he mailed back the $400,000. Class act all the way.

The New Albanian said...

Indeed. I saw that after posting. Now Moore is in position to honor someone deserving -- for more than just money.