Obamamania Watch: Elementary, my dear Barack
posted at 4:35 pm on November 21, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
We regularly name schools after presidents in the US. Public schools with names like Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Roosevelt and Jefferson can be found in every corner of the nation. Usually, though, we name these schools after presidents have served at least a day in office:
It was only a matter of time. A New York school has been renamed in honor of President-elect Barack Obama.
The former Ludlum Elementary School, in Long Island’s Hempstead Union Free School District, was renamed at a school board meeting Thursday — effective immediately.
School officials say most of the 440 students there are black or Hispanic, and Obama’s victory is a source of great pride.
It was only a matter of time? Well, how about at least one full term in office? He hasn’t even showed up for his first day on the job and already people are naming schools after him.
Did anyone name a school after Richard Nixon in November 1968? If they had, they would have been pretty embarrassed to have that name by August 1974, wouldn’t they? Hopefully Obama’s administration won’t end that way, but maybe school boards ought to wait and find out first.