Friday, November 21, 2008

It's About Time: New York School Named After Obama

I've been wondering what took so long. After all, the Dear Leader was elected 17 days ago and until now no American school or landmark had been renamed after him.
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.
They explain since the bulk of the kids are minorities, Obama is a great source of pride.

Normally, in the pre-Obama era, schools, roads, bridges, etc. were generally named posthumously and after someone had actually accomplished something.

In apparently unrelated news from the Hempstead school district, a school board member is now a fugitive from the law.
A Hempstead school board member, evidently depressed over his impending arrest, skipped out on an appointment to surrender yesterday and was still missing last night as the board called for his resignation.

"Now he's a fugitive in my book," Nassau Assistant District Attorney Cliff Brock said of board member Terry Grant, 49, a dentist with two children. "He needs to come in and face the music."

Grant, owner of Gentle Dental on Main Street in Hempstead, had agreed to turn himself in at 8 a.m. yesterday in Mineola on two counts of falsifying business records for filing $1,500 worth of bogus insurance claims for dental work in 2003.
Maybe Obama will pardon him.

Thanks to Hot Air for the link. Long Island's newspaper, Newsday, finally noticed this story. Good to see they know how to read the wires.

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