I was listening to a Biloxi radio station today and they read a press release that the city of Biloxi, Mississippi is planning to buy the Statue of Liberty from New York City to promote tourism. The press release detailed plans to disassemble the statue into 6 pieces and fly them to the Gulf Coast via helicopter. They also said that the city of New York was willing to do this to help promote tourism on the Coast which is all but gone since Hurricane Katrina. They said that it would take an act of Congress.
They had people calling in, and they all said it was a stupid idea…some said that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of America and that it belongs where it is, and others argued that the infrastructure along the Coast couldn’t support the number of tourists it would draw, especially with US 90 still closed in some places.
I tried Googling this and couldn’t find anything which triggered my bullshit indicator, so I figured someone here may have heard something about it.
Is this just a new urban legend? (Snopes doesn’t have anything about it as of now)