February 16, 2009

Gratuitous Presidents' Day Posting

I have long felt abandonment of the celebrations of Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays and their replacement by a generic "Presidents' Day" to be thoroughly ridiculous. On the one hand, I have no particular desire to celebrate the office as such: the President is just a public servant. An important one, granted, but I see no more use in a special holiday for him than I do in, say, the annual abomination now known as "Administrative Assistants' Day."

On the other hand, if you're talking about celebrating the individuals who have actually held this position throughout the country's history, then no distinction whatever is made between, on the one hand, the likes of Washington, Lincoln and Reagan, and on the other, such jokers as Andrew Johnson, Jimmah Carter and Bubba Clinton. To quote The Incredibles:

Helen Parr: "Everybody's special, Dash."

Dash: "Which is another way of saying no one is."


No, this Presidents' Day, I instead give you a different Carter to praise:


Give her a special day and I'd be right there with you.

Posted by Robert at February 16, 2009 10:43 AM | TrackBack

Heh. Motorola gave MLK Jr. B'Day off and not Presidents Day.
They are based in Chicago...

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