Springfield mayor gives G.I. Joe’s nemesis key to the city

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While a key to a city is often give to a real American hero, this time around it’s been given to “A Real American Hero’s” nemesis.

But this isn’t some sort of evil, anti-American plan to help Cobra Commander defeat G.I. Joe. It’s all part of a promotion for the upcoming G.I. JoeCon convention being held in Springfield in April.

According to a “press release,” the supreme leader of the terrorist group Cobra gave an “eloquent and moving speech” as Mayor J. Michael Houston handed over the goods.

“Springfielders near and far, I accept your Mayor’s generous gift,” Cobra Commander said. “And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart; an invitation to join with me. Join Cobra!”

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