Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Grover Norquist, Chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, Comments on Fox News Channel's 'Fox & Friends'

FNC 02/13/07 08:45:08:
...Brian: Ronald Reagan was one of the most prominent figures in the 20th century, most would agree.
Gretchen: Why are some refusing to ignore his birthday. You're proposing through the foundation that February 6, be Ronald Reagan Day as a holiday. Would that entail that it would be like other holidays, the banks are closed, no mail, etc.?
Grover: We ask that governors make a proclamation that it is Ronald Reagan Day. It doesn't mean that the banks are closed or no mail. It doesn't interfere with commerce. The good news is that most governors have done it. 17 governors failed to do so.
Brian: Name some that stand out an surprise you.
Grover: Tim Kaine in Virginia to tries to argue that he is a moderate, refused. Eliot Spitzer, the liberal democrat from New York did it very quick lirks very graciously. It is not a partisan divide. Deval Patrick from Massachusetts has refused to do this for Reagan. And -- the good news is that most states -- the state legislature in Massachusetts, both houses passed resolutions, but the governor hasn't issued a proclamation.
Gretchen: All of the states governors must sign off?
Grover: Not every state does it. Arnold Schwarzenegger did it for California. Janet Nopalatano refused to do it in Arizona. She pretends to be nonpartisan --
Gretchen: It is not a federal situation?
Grover: It is state by state. The house didn't get around to it at the national level. It is an opportunity for every state legislature and governor to honor Ronald Reagan on his...