The Corner

Boggy Peak Renamed Mount Obama

From the AP:

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua’s highest mountain officially became “Mount Obama” on Tuesday as the small Caribbean nation celebrated the American president on his birthday and saluted him as a symbol of black achievement.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer presided over the re-christening ceremony at the base of the mountain, unveiling a stone sculpture and plaque honoring the president as an inspiration in the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda and throughout the Caribbean.

“This great political achievement by Barack Obama resonated with me in a way that I felt compelled to do something symbolic and inspiring,” Spencer told the crowd of about 300, including several U.S. officials, at the base of the mountain near the island’s southern coast.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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