It was only a matter of time, but liberal Democrats in the U.S. Congress have found a new target: the Dos Equis spokesman, better known as The Most Interesting Man in the World. Late Saturday night a press release came from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-N.V., confirming that legislation has been drafted to restrict Dos Equis ads featuring the popular commercials from U.S. airwaves. Citing a 2009 Youtube video, in which actor Jonathan Goldsmith says he met a man whose son wanted to be “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” as the inspiration for the bill, it then goes on to say:
Dos Equis has created The Most Interesting Man in the World. In fact, he’s too interesting. Men love him. Women love him. Kids want to be him. There comes a point in any marketing campaign, just as their comes a point with any business, where success becomes a detriment to the greater good and must be stopped.
Republicans can not be trusted to stop The Most Interesting Man in the World, and so the burden must once again fall on sturdy shoulders of the Democratic Party. We took on Joe the Camel and the tobacco industry. Today, we’re fighting “Big Cereal” and their War on Children. Tony the Tiger’s days of causing childhood obesity are just about up, no thanks to the extremists in the GOP. And so, it is with a clear conscious that I announce the first salvo in the battle to take down Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World. Its name? The Least Interesting Man in the World Act.
If passed in the House and Senate and then signed into law, American citizens will no longer be brainwashed into drinking Dos Equis imported beers, particularly before the age of 21. Underage drinking of this particular product will come to an end, and the American people will have the Democratic Party to thank for it.
The announcement comes at a bad time for Dos Equis, which planned an ad campaign around a Chuck Norris team-up with The Most Interesting Man in the World. President Obama has vowed to sign the bill if it comes to his desk, despite the loss of political capital pundits are predicting. Asked about plans to address record-high gas prices and unemployment, the president had no comment.
Bottom line: If anyone can overcome the Democrat-sponsored legislation, it’s The Most Interesting Man in the World.