Sometimes people can be just plain stupid. Consider the recent decision by the “geniuses” who opted not to honor the new Cardinal of New York – Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Anyone who has even remotely followed Cardinal Dolan’s career since becoming the Bishop of New York knows that he has been nothing short of a one-man promotional campaign for the city. He constantly talks about how great New York is and why people should visit the city and experience its many amazing attractions. However, now that he’s been elevated by the Pope to the College of Cardinals – a major honor for one of our fellow Americans – the people at the Empire State Building have rejected a request to bathe the tower in colors honoring the Cardinal. What a completely stupid, ridiculous decision.
In the mean time, the New York Daily News reports that they’ve honored the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 60th Anniversary of the Communist Takeover of China, and gay pride week. In the coming week, they plan to honor Corporate Philanthropy Day and National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Really? You’re going to honor the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Corporate Philanthropy Day and then NOT honor Cardinal Dolan?
Give me a break.
Thankfully, the much bigger, much more important Freedom Tower at 1 World Trade Center decided to make this situation right by bathing the building in red in honor of the new Cardinal. Take a look at these amazing pictures taken by Anthony Quintano and posted on Flickr.com:
I don’t know about you, but the Freedom Tower looks pretty good drenched in the red that is symbolic of the Cardinal’s new attire. Very nicely done by the team at the Port Authority.