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This wouldn’t have been my first choice:

John F. Kennedy will have a second aircraft carrier named after him.

The Navy announcement came Sunday, on what would have been the president and World War II naval veteran’s 94th birthday.

Designated CVN-79, the carrier will be the second in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers. The first, the Gerald R. Ford, CVN-78, is scheduled to be delivered to the fleet in September 2015. It was unclear when the John F. Kennedy would be completed and delivered.

I dunno; seems to me that the USS Roosevelt could be renamed “Eleanor Roosevelt,” thus freeing up FDR for a second carrier. On the upside, at least they didn’t name it after yet another Republican President; with Harding, Nixon, Hoover, and Bush II still toxic, we might have been stuck with the USS Calvin Coolidge or the USS William Howard Taft…

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