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George W. Bush Expressway Bill Still in Fast Lane

Mentioned this yesterday, but State Rep. Dan Branch’s bill calling for the renaming of a stretch of Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75) in Dallas went before the Texas House Transportation Committee this morning.

The DMN reports that it sailed right through “without question or dissension” and was left pending. The proposal now calls for only the portion between Knox-Henderson and Park Lane to carry the name or our 43rd president. And it’ll apparently not be a name that appears on maps, just on signs that would be erected along the road. More like an honorary title than an official designation.

“This is a bipartisan effort. It’s something that will be good for this part of the Metroplex,” Branch said.

More than 18,800 people have signed an online petition opposing the measure, but that was not discussed by the committee.

Feel free to use this news as another excuse to debate the wisdom of the Iraq War and Obamacare in the comments.