About Pres­i­dents’ Day

Annapolis Valley Register - - OP-ED -

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

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