I've mentioned this before, but a new advertising blitz during the Olympics has made it relevant again.
Mikey Phelps and his celebrity pals would like you to pony up $250 million or so to fix up some of the old buildings on Ellis Island. They already have a huge immigration museum, but they want to rehab the old hospital and other old buildings to create a conference center.
A conference center on an island accessible only by boat.
Hey, American hero swimmer: why don't you ask those poor, hard-working immigrants -- those huddled masses that risked everything for the American dream -- a question.
"Do you think we should spend $250 million to renovate the old shack where you were deloused?"
I guarantee that none of them would give a shit. And neither do I. Dick.