A Real American Holiday

Now that we’re past that other holiday, let me be the first–and last–to wish you a Happy President’s Day!  How does one celebrate President’s Day, anyway?  By invading a foreign country, frolicking with an intern, abusing some good old executive power?  Are there gifts involved?  “Hey, Happy President’s Day, Dave.  I got you your very own Secret Service agent.”  Does one throw a President’s Day bash?  Maybe you have to come dressed as your favorite commander-in-chief?  “Great, there are two Warren G. Hardings!  Party’s ruined.”  Frankly, I think President’s Day ought to be co-opted; we’ve done plenty for our Presidents- Hello, carvings in a granite mountain, anyone?  Profiles on our currency?  Hello?!- and morphed into something we really need.  Did you know, for instance, that there is no national holiday honoring The Muppets?  How can that stand?  Who’s done more for America than The Muppets?

Stamps are great, but how about a national holiday?

But, since it is President’s Day:  Happy President’s Day, George!  Happy President’s Day, John!  Happy President’s Day, TJ!  Happy President’s Day to the Jameses, Madison and Monroe!  Happy President’s Day, John Quincy Adams!  Happy President’s Day, Andrew!  Happy President’s Day, Martin!  Happy President’s Day, W.H.H.!  Happy President’s Day, Tyler and Polk and Taylor!  Happy President’s Day, Millard Fillmore!  Happy President’s Day, Franklin Pierce!  Happy President’s Day, James Buchanan!

Happy President's Day, Dave Kovic!

Happy President’s Day, Honest Abe!  Happy President’s Day, Andrew Johnson!  Happy President’s Day, Ulysses!  Happy President’s Day, Rutherford!  Happy President’s Day, Garfield and Arthur!  Happy President’s Day, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, and, yes, Grover Cleveland again!  Happy President’s Day, McKinley!  Happy President’s Day, T.R.!  Happy President’s Day, W.H.T.!  Happy President’s Day, Woodrow!  Happy President’s Day, Warren G. Harding!  Happy President’s Day, Calvin!  Happy President’s Day, Herbert!  Happy President’s Day, F.D.R.!  Happy President’s Day, Harry and Dwight!  Happy President’s Day, J.F.K.!  Happy President’s Day, L.B.J.!  Happy President’s Day, Tricky Dick and Gerald!

Happy President's Day, Andrew Shepherd!

Happy President’s Day, Jimmy!  Happy President’s Day, Ronnie!  Happy President’s Day, George H.W.  Bush!  Happy President’s Day, Slick Willie!  Happy President’s Day, W.!  And yes, Happy President’s Day, Mr. President, Barack Hussien Obama!

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