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May 18, 2005


Man, the guys over at Power Line really can't take a joke. They make a big deal out of the speech given by the president/CFO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi, at a recognition ceremony for new MBAs at Columbia.

Ms. Nooyi made an analogy between our fingers and the five major continents. Needless to say, she said that North America, and specifically the United States, was the middle finger, which is "how the rest of the world looks at the U.S. right now."

So the Power Line crowd is all incensed, instead of thinking that maybe there's something to be gained by being a "Rockefeller Republican."

For example, some may recall that a proposal circulated on the internet to replace the World Trade Center with this:

So let's calm down a bit. Maybe Ms. Nooyi was on to something.

UDPATE (5/19): Still more from Power Line.