A road by any other name just wouldn't be the same
Miami may get the honor of naming the first street after our new president, as a bill is filed designating a portion of Biscayne Boulevard in Miami-Dade County “Barack Obama Boulevard” starting July 1.But as simple a piece of legislation as one might imagine, this remains government, and the name change must wind through three committees: Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee; Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council; and the Full Appropriations Council on Education & Economic Development.
It seems bureaucracy follows wherever our new president and his good name go.
Coffee Talk hopes that Miamians won't shorten the name as we often do with Martin Luther King to MLK. Despite the over-porked economic stimulus bill, B.O. Boulevard just is not befitting a U.S. President.