Kansas Man's Holiday Proposal Leads to Internet Buzz

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Topeka activist's proposal for a national
holiday to honor Barack Obama's election as president has inspired
plenty of Internet chatter.

Enough chatter to overwhelm The Topeka Capital-Journal's Web site.

Sonny Scroggins says he believes Nov. 4 marks the day the U.S. ``grew up.'' He wants to celebrate the election of the nation's first African-American president.

The Capital-Journal posted a brief story Sunday about a planning meeting that Scroggins scheduled. The Drudge Report took note, and
soon conservative columnist Michelle Malkin was mocking the idea.

By mid-morning Monday, 30,000 people an hour were viewing the
story. The paper says the average top story receives about 5,000
views each day.

Traffic was moved to another server.


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