As I mentioned, they take St. Patrick's Day very seriously in Chicago, to the extent of dying the Chicago River green. This is a tradition that dates back to Mayor Daley. (The first one, pa, Richard J., dating back to the 1950s,) To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here's a picture --
And yes, as I noted, there are some who quip that the river doesn't need any dye, that this is the actual color of the river today...
But what's also fun about the tradition is that it was carried to the White House by its current residents from Chicago. And they've dyed the White House fountain green, in honor of their home town. I believe they've done it every year that the Obamas have been in the White House.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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