This Is Really Happening

The Ohio-based McKinley lobby is flexing its muscle in righteous anger over Obama’s decision to officially return the mountain to its native Alaskan name.

Late Update: Everyone in O-H-I-O climbing on the William McKinley bandwagon now. (Will they answer for his imperialist excesses?). Ohio’s own Rob Portman puts the move in the context of Obama’s executive overreach at the expense of Congress.

Later Update: The fine gentleman from Ohio, Congressman Bob Gibbs (R), says that Obama’s “constitutional overreach” is nothing less than “insulting to all Ohioans.”

Latest Update: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) drawing deep from the McKinley assassination hagiography: “As POTUS once again oversteps his bounds, Ohio knows every carnation is a monument to our own William McKinley. -John”

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