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National Holiday for Obama in the Works

By Barbara Sowell     Nov 10, 2008 in Politics
The Topeka-Capital Journal announced on Sunday that planning is underway for an Obama holiday. This isn’t a hoax. Several blogs around the nation have picked up the story. “Yes We Can” rallies have a goal to secure a national holiday for Obama.
The link to the Topeka-Capital Journal ( story, which appeared in several blogs, pulled up a blank page, but you can try it here. If you go to the main page of, you can look in the comments on the right sidebar and link to the story from there.
Here’s the gist of the story:
“Yes We Can” rallies have a goal to secure a national holiday for Obama. Planning sessions will be held every Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening at a downtown McDonal’s restaurant in Topeka.
There will also be organized celebrations of Obama’s inauguration to also “celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.”
On Inauguration Day, an “Obama Cake” will be served at the downtown McDonald's.
Readers comments (107 so far) were overwhelmingly negative. Here’s a sample:
What kind of a . . .joke is this to try to secure a national holiday for a president-elect. Wait 8 years, if he is still president, see what kind of a legacy, if any, he leaves behind, and then decide if he is worthy of an attempt to make a national holiday.
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