Just another day in the city that "keeps it weird" — the mayor of Austin, Texas, declared Aug. 7 "Governor Edwin Edwards Day" in honor of the former Louisiana governor and current congressional candidate's birthday.
Mayor Lee Leffingwell issued the proclamation, which reads, in part: "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."
When asked on Twitter how to celebrate the day, Edwards replied, "Do what I'm going to do, grab the nearest #Republican and give them a big kiss, Chere!"
But Edwards wasn't the only person to receive a dedication that day: Leffingwell also issued a proclamation to Austin rock band Quiet Company for "Quiet Company Day." Unimpressed with sharing the honor, the band called the simultaneous proclamation "blasphemy."