Obama Freeway Coming Soon?

Calif. state senator sure hopes so
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 12:17 PM CST
Obama Freeway Coming Soon?
President Barack Obama at the 102nd Abraham Lincoln Association banquet in Springfield, Ill., in 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Barack Obama may soon have more in common with Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln than his soon-to-be former residence. If Resolution SCR8 is passed by the California Senate and Assembly, Obama—like his aforementioned predecessors—will have a road named after him in Los Angeles, specifically a section of the 134 Freeway close to Occidental College, which Obama attended from 1979 to 1981, reports the Los Angeles Times.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, the brains behind the "President Barack H. Obama Freeway," justified the move like so, per the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: "For his contributions as a community activist, constitutional scholar, US senator, and president, it is only fitting to honor our 44th President by naming a part of a freeway he most certainly used while living in the area." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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