Well, the Spurs exacted their revenge on the Heat and it’s time for me to announce the winner of the Witness to Transformation Defund the Nuclear Program contest. We received some creative suggestions both publicly and privately. I particularly liked the idea of selling the Knicks to Kim Jong-un since they could have had World Peace for two years, but passed. Guys, only public entries count: have the courage of your convictions and put it out there for everyone to see.
So, while the idea of selling Kim Jong-un the highly corrupt International Cricket Council is amusing, it works in the wrong direction: the last thing we want to do is give him another source of illicit income, so that won’t do.
That leaves the New England Patriots and the Albuquerque Isotopes. Selling him the Pats would have all the advantages that Scott Bruce lists, plus he might be able to intercede with Vladimir Putin and get back Bob Kraft’s Super Bowl ring as part of the deal. The Patriots would also surely fetch a higher price than the Isotopes, and since the point of this contest is to extract money out of North Korea, that’s a definite plus. But how can one argue with W. Collins’ idea of selling Kim Jong-un a team called the Isotopes? Can you imagine the cheesy minor league between-innings entertainment that they could organize involving missiles, flash cards, and the Moranbong Band?
So, I am going to declare a tie: both Scott Bruce and W. Collins will receive signed copies of Confronting the Curse as soon as I get back the States and can scrounge up a couple of spares. Congratulations to all our entrants and keep those cards and letters coming!