Monday, January 14, 2008

A public holiday for Sir Ed?

The Greens are proposing that Sir Edmund Hillary's birthday be commemorated as a Mondayised public holiday. I think its a great idea. Sir Ed is a New Zealander who deserves recognition, and such a holiday would fall neatly into the winter gap when we don't have any. It would also provide a holiday which isn't about other people's gods or killing people, on which we can celebrate life and recreation, which isn't a bad thing IMHO.

Where can we sign a petition?