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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Surprise! There is no official Presidents’ Day holiday!
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Today is not the holiday you think it is, as Peter Grier explains HERE:

We know we’re swimming up a creek without a paddle here but there is no federal Presidents’ Day holiday. We don’t care what your mattress ad says – is that a legal document?

The official name of today’s day off is “George Washington’s Birthday.”  It’s supposed to honor the Father of Our Country, and only him. Not Abraham Lincoln, not Franklin D. Roosevelt,  not any other of the nation’s former chief executives. Chester A. Arthur  will just have to get his own holiday, if he ...

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