The joke goes that that now that Reagan has passed away, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport can now be renamed to Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Even before Reagan’s death, we had the airport, the Ronald Reagan Building, an aircraft carrier named USS Ronald Reagan, and Mount Clay renamed to Mount Reagan. Now there’s wind of a Penta-Reagan-gon and a $10 Reagan Bill.
What’s next? Rename the Metro’s Red Line to “the Reagan Line?” Turn R Street into Reagan Street? Why not change Washington, DC, into Washington, DR, the District of Reagan? Or name one of the 50 states to “Reagan?” We can rename West Virginia to Reagania, so it finally gets out of VA’s shadow; or maybe Rhode Island can be renamed Rhode Reagan, since it’s not really an island anyway?
And why did our WWII veterans get a four-fighter-jet salute, while Reagan’s funeral got twenty-one?
By all means, respect the man and his presidency, and commemorate him with a fitting laying-to-rest, but I think this is overkill.