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July 3, 2009
Now they want the Gipper's name removed from Washington airport
Well that's one way to deal with Reagan's legacy. Erase it from history like the communists used to do:
At Wednesday's Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board meeting, chairman H.R. Crawford - a former District Council member and Marion Barry confidante - told fellow Board members that he has heard talk on Capitol Hill about yanking former President Ronald Reagan's name off the local airport and returning it to its previous generic moniker: National Airport.
"It was just a discussion. We're not aware of anything specific," MWAA spokeswoman Tara Hamilton later told The Examiner.
It's clear that the current crop of congressional leaders want no part of Reagan's grand conservative vision for America, but erasing all trace of his memory from an airport that's already been named in his honor is about as petty as you can get.
Barbara Hollingsworth of the Examiner brings us this story at a time when Democrats are busy trying to destroy everything that Ronald Reagan stood for; smaller government, lower taxes, less government spending, a strong defense. and a proud, assertive foreign policy.
Perhaps they feel that in addition to trashing his legacy, they may was well ape what the Soviets used to do when they wiped former heroes of Communism from the pages of history.
A new wind is blowing through Washington. And it has the stench of the sewer.