Doing its part to keepin' it weird, the mayor of Austin, Texas has declared today, Aug. 7, as Governor Edwin Edwards Day
. (Today also is Edwards' birthday.) Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell
— apparently not a talking Dr. Seuss hat or anthropomorphic punny environmental bumper sticker — issued the proclamation, which reads
As Governor, Edwin Edwards reorganized state government and, as an outspoken civil rights leader, appointed more minorities and women to high governmental positions than had any governor in Louisiana history ...
We welcome Edwin Edwards as a visitor to our City and are pleased to join in congratulating him on his upcoming birthday and in wishing him a wonderful celebration with friends here.
How does one celebrate the occasion? Edwards explains on Twitter: