Every year on February 6th I do a tongue-in-cheek “Reagan’s Birthday” celebration. Oh, we do do a special dinner at home, and I do talk about the Cold War, the demise of which President Reagan was the primary architect. But that’s just being a good parent.
And while I make noise about wanting to make Reagan’s Birthday (formerly “Reaganmas”) a national holiday – c’mon. Even Reagan wouldn’t want that.
The tongue, in every case, is lodged firmly in cheek.
Because people who treat their leaders like subjects of cultish adoration? They’re just plain wierd:
Wondering what to give a presidential candidate on his birthday? Minnesota supporters of Barack Obama are celebrating their guy’s 47th birthday today with “house parties” across the state.
As I sit trying to write this, a lot of snarky comebacks suggest themselves.
None of them are any better than the vision of the “events” themselves.