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.
The school board claims they did it for the children, of course.
Somehow I doubt that the children were huddled up for the past three weeks saying, "I don't know who this Ludlum bloke was - capital chap, I'm sure - but honesty, I'm drawing a blank on his CV, don't you know. I say! Let's rename the building after our president-elect! Capital idea!" This was done solely to flatter the egos of the board, by properly paying homage to the Son of Government.
How about we let the guy actually attempt to do something worthwhile before we rename the next schoolhouse or bridge, eh wot?