This time of year tends to prompt the debate about everyone's favorite holiday. Christmas and Thanksgiving always have a battle for the lead. Some occassionally remember to throw Easter a nod, and some revert to childhood form and name Halloween.
It looks like there'll be a 'change' (that we can believe in) in all that. The sagacious county commissioners of Perry County, Alabama have created a new, paid, county holiday: Barack Obama Day!
The vote was 4-1 for the holiday (which, I assume, will be celebrated as close to Christmas as possible, given the similarities between the two honorees.) The lone hold out, a Democrat, was worried about the fiscal impact on the impoverished county. Good to see there are some fiscally conservative Dems in Dixie.
I have tried to think of something witty to write about a holiday for a part-term U.S. Senator, who has not been President for a minute, but I think this story covers it.