April 20, 2005

Department of Redundancy Department: King Co., WA renamed King Co., WA

King County, WA, home to the city of Seattle, has been renamed King County, WA, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by moonbat Governor Christine Gregoire.

The county had been originally named after former US Vice President William Rufus Devane King, but the county council, and the moonbat masquerading as governor felt that it needed to be put into "official" effect.

Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill Tuesday renaming King County in honor of the civil rights leader who visited Seattle in 1961.

Council members renamed the county after King in 1986, but a similar change was not made in state law at the time.

King County was established in 1852 when Washington was still part of the Oregon Territory.

The county was named after William Rufus Devane King, who was a long-tenured senator from Alabama and vice president of the United States under Franklin Pierce.

I certainly understand honoring Dr. King, as has been done with streets, government buildings and other such edifaces around the nation. But the notion of renaming King County to King County in Dr. King's name is just plain stupid.

Posted by mhking at April 20, 2005 02:10 PM

Renaming the county to honor Dr. King doesn't bother me, just another example of the liberals use of symbolism over substance. I'm curious as to why you think it's stupid. Expound on that a little more.


Posted by: Christopher Arps at April 20, 2005 04:58 PM

It's a waste of time, effort, energy and money - not to mention a total redundancy. There is no substance to this whatsoever, merely a collective circle-jerk with the solitary purpose of making a constituency feel good.

There are far more important problems facing the states of this country than whether to rename a county from King to King.

Posted by: Michael at April 20, 2005 05:12 PM

Did not the Governor of Washington do this
for her political capital? Politicians say and
do everything to get elected and relected.
What was her commanding lead over her opponent
in the election in Nov 2004? You do not have
to change state maps or other things which
cause expense.
James M. Barber

Posted by: James M. Barber at April 20, 2005 07:54 PM
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