by Max Brantley
Incoming Rep. Dan Greenberg (R-LR) is already grabbing for headlines, here with a proposed bill to outlaw the naming of public facilities for living people.
The Edifice Complex Prevention Act. Yuk, yuk. Get it?
Good taste and common sense are better ways to achieve the aim of avoiding premature glorification. There will always be those who delight -- while still holding office -- in having people they've appointed to public jobs name stuff for them. But let them endure the ridicule that comes with what is essentially self-glorification.
PS -- A building that "concerns" a living person, such as a presidential library presumably, would be exempt. But probably not the street on which the library is associated. Or probably an adjacent school dedicated to graduate education.
Mission accomplished. The bill won't pass, but Dan has an early headline.