President's Day is one that kind of gives me gas. Initially, the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln were both observed on different days in February (the actual dates are Feb. 17 and 12, respectively). About the time the King holiday came into being, it seems like someone decided that's just too many holidays, so the Washington and Lincoln holidays were combined into Presidents Day. To me, this is kind of a belittling of the accomplishments of Washington and Lincoln, generally regarded as the nation's two greatest leaders to date. At least in theory, now they're lumped together with the likes of William Henry Harrison, who served for about a month; Andrew Johnson, who almost lost the peace after Lincoln won the war; and John Q. Adams, a notoriously weak president, even as he was one of the nation's great abolitionist voices.