So whose outrage trumps whose outrage?

When Pres. Obama announced that the federal government would be giving Mt. McKinley (he was from Ohio! and that’s important and you’ll see why in a minute) back its original name, Denali, House Speaker John Boehner, also from Ohio, cried foul. Why Denaliimgres?

…members of the Native American Koyukon tribe had dubbed the 20,000-foot mountain Denali, which fittingly means “the high one” in the tribe’s Athabascan language.

This guy said the move was insulting to all Ohioans — and that GMC truck, as well. That “McKinley” was little more than a joke doesn’t seem to stop people who want to climb into their High Dudgeon and take it for a spin.

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  1. But — y’know — before 1917 it already HAD a name. I wonder if Congress asked Alaskan natives if they were cool with the change back then.

  2. Hmmm…the mountain is actually IN Alaska, not in Ohio. McKinley never even visited Alaska, much less stepped foot on the mountain. Alaskans win, Ohioans who care (basically a handful of politicians) lose. Thank you President Obama!

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