It seems Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
"is so offended by the storybook that accompanies Marisol Luna, a Mexican-American doll, that he has invited the president of the American Girl doll company to visit Pilsen. And Ald. Daniel Solis (25th) has set up a meeting with a representative of Mattel, American Girl's parent company, to discuss the doll's story, which he characterizes as an 'unintended mistake.'" (click above for the story).
He has really offended Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell (You go girl!)
"The tragedy is that today, the Marisol Luna story is a typical urban story. Many of us, black, white, Hispanic and Asian, moved from unsafe neighborhoods to the suburbs to keep our children safe and away from gangs and violence.
And you know what? Those same gang problems followed us to places like Maywood.
Last week, a neighbor, who is a lawyer, stopped by my house to drop off a package and to let me know she had sold her beautiful Maywood home. Over the years, we've joined forces to fight back against the gang members who loiter, sell drugs and fire weapons in front of our homes.
She loves her house, but she has a 5-year-old daughter, and the neighborhood is, well, dangerous."
Take heart, Mary. Last night Peter Jennings of ABC News noted that the Iraqi insurgents had not blown up a single IED, nor fired a shot, nor a used a single RPG. Given how dangerous Chicago is compared to post-election Iraq, Marisol can now safely join the United States Army!