Monday, February 19, 2007

From worst to first


went here

to observe President's Day.

The "Indispensable Man" meets the "Incredible Buffoon."


I'm not Ned said...

It's not President's Day, it's Washington's Birthday.

In the 1950's there was a move to combine Washington's Birthday with Lincoln's Birthday which was a holiday in several states. That move failed but cause confusion that persists.

The Federal Government does not recognize, and has never recognized "President's Day".

schmidlap said...

I'm not ned: word.

I covered this very topic today.

Peter said...

There's one for the "You learn something new every day" file. Guys, I had no idea!

I'm not Ned said...

Glad to give a little back. ;^)

Much of the confusion arose when travel groups tried to get more three day weekends. One of their ploys was to create a 3 day weekend from Washington's birthday and call it President's Day.

As Schmidlaps piece points out, be thankful we don't have to honour all presidents equally.

And Peter, you're probably very correct in implying that Bush was observing a fictitious holiday. :^)