About Presidents’ Day
Judging by the relentless advertising on American television channels lately, apparently the principle way to celebrate Presidents’ Day is to buy something, at least if you live in the United States.
I don’t know if the things you buy to celebrate this holiday are supposed to reflect on the office of the American president in any way, but I’m thinking if they do, in view of the current occupant, certain guidelines should be followed.
Your purchase, I suppose, should be flashy, extravagant and ostentatious, yet at the same time ineffably vulgar and ultimately worthless, if not completely fraudulent.
And, in light of new revelations coming up these days, perhaps it should loudly proclaim “Proudly Made in USA,” while actually being engineered in Russia.
Frank Thomas Middleton