Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Spoils Of Winning The Presidency
Ah, the spoils of being the victor. Not only does Barack Obama get to stay in the White House another four years with Secret Service protection, Air Force One at his beck and call, and a whole host of other amenities but now he has had a fish named after him.
The Etheostoma obama or Spangled Darter is a newly discovered fish that lives exclusively in the fresh water river systems of Tennessee. (corrected)
According to Sci-News, a total of five new darters were discovered and named after Obama, Teddy Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jimmy Carter because they "worked to promote conservation and environmental protection." These five darters live in the river systems of Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas and Oklahoma.