Lift A Pint For A New Federal Holiday

Finally, a federal proposition we can all get behind. The gang at Guinness is pushing Proposition 3-17. Yes, March 17, St. Patrick's Day. The goal: Make it a federal holiday. "The spirit of St. Patrick's Day is too much to contain in one day alone," Master Brewer Fergal Murray tells us. "By officially recognizing March 17, we are in essence providing people with another day on which to celebrate one of the world's greatest holidays." Guinness is seeking 1 million signatures on a petition it will submit to Congress on St. Paddy's Day. Too bad they didn't try this last year. It might have given us a three-day holiday this year.

By Paul Bedard