Chicago voters head to the polls on April 7 to elect their mayor, and this little bit of information might be of interest as they decide between incumbent Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús “Chuy” García.
It seems that Rahm Emanuel not only wants to rename a Chicago airport after President Obama…
…but he’s also under the impression that Midway and O’Hare were named after WWII battleships:
Um, no. Also from the Chicago Tribune:
Actually, O’Hare is named after World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare, and Midway was given its name by city officials in 1949 in remembrance of the 1942 Battle of Midway, a crucial battle in the Pacific during World War II.
Honestly — how does Rahm not know this?
Although having an airport named after Obama would give us a few good laughs: