For Pres.-Elect Obama?
Mark Wittington sees that yes, there is a serious attempt to create a National Holiday for the man who is embarrassed that you do not speak Spanish, Pres. Elect Barack Obama.
According to the Topeka Capital-Journal:
“Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation’s 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.
” ‘Yes We Can’ planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama’s honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.
At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald’s, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.”
Presumably, Obama Day would take place on August 4th, the day that the late Ann Dunham gave birth to him in Honolulu.
He goes on to say: No other person in American history has even been proposed to have a special, federal holiday. The public school teachers in Montgomery County, MD want a day off for the inauguration, too.
The Montgomery County Education Association, the teachers’ union, has asked about the possibility of closing schools so students and teachers can attend the history making event. The Board of Education is discussing the idea, but closing means a day of instruction lost and a day of pay for employees.