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There are 3 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 19, 2011, titled House lawmaker wants end to a monuments to mea | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Our nation is littered with landmarks honoring incumbent lawmakers. There's Mitch McConnell Park in Kentucky, named for the current Senate Republican leader, and there's the James E. Clyburn Golf Center in South Carolina, after the No.

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Somewhat amazed

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 19, 2011
The article left out the king of pork (as anointed by the Lexington Herald Leader), Rep Hal Rogers (R) of Kentucky. He represents the district in the southeastern part of the state. This is the real life "Dukes of Hazard" area. In fact there is a town there named Hazard. He has been in congress since 1981 and about the only thing in his district that doesn't bear his name is the Appalachian Mountains. And I suspect he is working on carving out the portion in Kentucky so that portion can be named for him somehow.

Defiance, OH

#2 Mar 19, 2011
Ifthe names are removed , how will anyone ever remember Robert SHEETS KKK Byrd?
Pat West

Dublin, OH

#3 Mar 19, 2011
And we should also do this on the local level as well. Do we really need a reminder that John Kasich is the governor when passing a state building, or that Michael B. Coleman is the mayor when passing a city building? Or to spend the money making and replacing the signs? Or to make and replace the signs when the new people take over?

It was a big story when the Illinois Tollway covered up the signs with Blogo's name on them with a general road sign, and they no longer have the governor's name on the state welcome signs. Maybe Ohio should (gasp!) take a hint from Illinois...

Or maybe taxpayer-paid advertising is just one of the perks of incumbency...

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