From The New York Times Online:
Typically presidents have to wait until long after they’ve left office for holidays to be declared in their honor. But officials in one Alabama county have fast-tracked that process for President-elect Barack Obama.
In Perry County, where residents voted overwhelmingly for Mr. Obama on Election Day, members of the county commission decided to set aside the second Monday in November as “Barack Obama Day.”
And it won’t be a holiday in name only. Each year on Obama Day, the county will close down its offices and all of its workers — about 40 of them — will get the day off, with pay.
The only problem is…
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