Sorriest Super Bowl Connection: Mary Matalin

Janean MartiSenior Analyst IFebruary 8, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 24:  A construction worker walks across the floor of the Louisiana Superdome August 24, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Superdome has received a $185 million facelift after it was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina and is expected to re-open just over a year after it was damaged with a Monday night NFL football game with the New Orleans Saints versus the Atlanta Falcons on September 25.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Talk about creepy Super Bowl celebrities and it aren't the Who. Consider Republican operative Mary Matalin as co-chair of the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Committee.

You may remember Matalin as part and parcel of the Republican party under president George Bush. You know, the president who didn't exactly get 'er done in response to Hurricane Katrina.

Matalin has been a voice for the Paper Patriots—folks like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Dick Cheny who scream for war but conveniently avoid actually serving in the military.

Apparently Matalin has gotten all jiggy about New Orleans. Or perhaps she decided to take a lesson from Limbaugh, Hannity and Cheney. Dodging bullets is, after all, what the Paper Patriots know best and what Matalin has fervently defended.

No one who cares about the New Orleans Saints, the rebuilding of New Orleans, the Super Bowl, or honesty should allow Matalin to pretend to be anything but a New Orleans basher.

Installing Matalin as a co-chair of the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Committee is like asking Osama Bin Laden to be the marshall of your 4th of July parade. Or asking Rush Limbaugh to go undercover to bust drug dealers. You can ask but you might not necessarily like the results.

If the city of New Orleans needs co-chairs of their Superbowl committee, why not engage someone who actually gives a damn? Pick some fan who had Saints season tickets for 30 or 40 years providing, of course, they all didn't die of shock because of Sunday's Super Bowl results.

Get the Neville brothers or Paul Prudhomme or Emeril or anyone who actually believed in New Orleans a long time ago.

Choosing Mary Matalin as co-chair of some welcoming committee for a New Orleans Super Bowl is just paying homage to idiots who would pay Dick Cheney's company 500 billion dollars to fix the New Orleans' levees. You know they are just waiting to send you a shot to the head.

Don't let a woman like Matalin, who equates New Orleans' young men with more cannon fodder, be involved in a New Orleans Super Bowl. The NFL championship lives in New Orleans. Now do something about it. Make a difference. Use the trophy to refuse to allow someone like Matalin to use the good and decent Saints players and New Orleans citizens as pawns in a her Paper Patriot game.