A Washington councilman wants to take his city's fight for representation in Congress out on the Keystone State.
Yo, buddy, bad idea.
To draw attention to the cause of statehood for his city, Michael A. Brown wants to rename Pennsylvania Avenue. He suggests the catchy "Give DC Full Democracy & Statehood Way" or maybe just "51st State Way." He's asking Washingtonians for other suggestions in an online poll.
Aside from the slippery slope of renaming streets in the nation's capital to suit the special interests of the day, let's recall some reasons that Pennsylvania was given pride of place, a street linking the White House and the Capitol, when the city grid was designed in the 1800s.