Check this out:
God, our leaders can really suck, huh?The Federal facility located at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville, Mississippi, and known as the "Southern Horticultural Laboratory", shall be known and designated as the "Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory": Provided, That any reference in law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to such Federal facility shall be deemed to be a reference to the "Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory".
Thad Cochran, if you aren't aware, is a Republican senator from Mississippi. More importantly, he is a member of the Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee and the chairman of the overall Appropriations Committee. Ergo, he had to have named the building after himself. Or some other senator could have done it instead in an shameless effort to suck up to him. [Link]
Hat tip -- as if he needs one from me -- goes to Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.