Time For A Barack Obama Holiday?
Perry County, Alabama, where Obama received 70% of the vote, has created an annual “Barack Obama Day”. On the second Monday of November county offices will close and workers will get a paid holiday. County Commisisoner Albert Turner, Jr. who sponsored the resolution creating the holiday, says flags will be flown and he hopes schools will be closed.
“We moved on that because of the historic nature of his election and the fact that this was a history-making event, having the first African descendent to be (elected) president of the United States,” Turner said.
The resolution also contains language to make it difficult, if not impossible, to overturn. It says the Obama Day “shall only be deleted from the county holiday calendar by a majority vote of all the members of the United States Congress, both House and Senate, and a unanimous vote of the Perry County Commission.”