By now most people have heard about mayor Ray Nagin’s ‘chocolate’ comment at a rally honoring Martin Luther King. Hillary Clinton also used a racially infused metaphor at a speech she gave in Harlem, suggesting that politicians in the House of Reps (obviously referring to Republicans) have a ‘plantation mentality.’ Both of these statements were simply political ploys, and –sadly– not the kind of message that should be delivered on Martin Luther King day. Nagin’s statement has engendered a lot of harsh feelings, among both blacks and whites. One enterprising fellow, however, has seized the opportunity created by this controversy to raise some revenue. Maybe he should be in charge of the Katrina recovery effort in New Orleans.