Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney tried to bring two different communities together through one tepid pop tune. But, as Jerry Seinfeld pointed out years ago, it took New York's classic Black & White Cookie to truly do the job.
Never was I more convinced of the B & W's powers of peacemaking then when I brought a box of these bi-frosted delights to a recent business meeting, where major dispute was expected to break out at the boardroom table. Instead, after one bite into these tender cakey treats, slathered in sugary, rich vanilla and dark chocolate icings, contention turned to accord.
Perhaps it's time America turned to the Black & White Cookie to solve its political problems. I suggest starting each and every session of Congress with a plate of these half-moon goodies and glasses of milk. Frankly, it would be worthy of tax-payer dollars if they inspire across-the-aisle agreement.