Friday, March 03, 2006

Why Would a River Change Its Name?

When a state legislator decides that it has more economic viability.

Okiedoke reports that Rep. Kevin Calvey is having to swallow his disappointment now that the House turned down his proposal to rename the North Canadian River as the Oklahoma River. Despite the obvious historical rapaciousness of the idea, it only lost 54-40. Our favorite quote:
When asked by fellow legislators about his appreciation for history, Calvey responded that he appreciates economic development.
Calvey sounds like the type of guy who would rename and tatoo his kids for economic reasons. Wonder what his asking price is to brand “Knuckle” on his forehead?


At 12:36 AM, Blogger AWG said...

I'm glad this didn't pass. I like the Canadian River name. I'm just old-fashioned, I reckon.


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