We noted last month that politicians could learn a thing or 23 from Plano-based Dr Pepper about sticking to campaign promises.
The soda maker launched a campaign earlier this year aimed at one man: Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. The company declared that if the singer released his decade-in-the-making album Chinese Democracy before the end of 2008, it would give every American a free can of Dr Pepper.
A Dr Pepper rep told the NY Post last month that it would keep its promise if Rose delivered.
Since the album is finally scheduled to come out next week, the company has officially come through, announcing it will post a coupon for a free 20-ounce soda on its web site for 24 hours beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m..
To all you newly elected and reelected politicians locally and nationwide: you have made a lot of promises this year. Do you really want a soda company to show you up?
UPDATE: Dr Pepper has extended the deadline for obtaining the coupon to 5 p.m. Monday CST due to high customer demand.