People complaining about the forcible renaming of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are missing the wonderful opportunity staring them in the face (“Making National Over in Ronnie’s Image,” 2/13). Instead of complaining, we should be egging Republicans on in their frenzy, begging them to rename the city Ronald Reagan Washington, D.C. Then how could they deny us anything? “Nothing’s too good for Reaganville! Put gold toilet seats in every school,” one can easily imagine them saying. More largess will undoubtedly follow.

Beyond that, the physical parallels provide a compelling reason for the name change. D.C. lacks self-rule, and so does Ron. What finer or more fitting tribute can we offer the man?

Arlington, Va.

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