June 10, 2004

Frist: Rename Pentagon, "Ronald Reagan Defense Building"

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) is planning on introducing legislation shortly that would rename the Pentagon the "Ronald Reagan Defense Building," in memory of the late 40th President.

This is the latest in a batch of measures to honor Reagan.

The Tennessee Republican plans to attach an amendment to the next defense appropriations bill, NBC-TV's Washington affiliate reported Wednesday.
Frist hopes that the ensuing debate would help gauge reaction, both by officials and the public, to the plan.

Reagan is credited with the military's reconstruction and revitalization after being gutted under the Carter Administration.

Posted by mhking at June 10, 2004 09:36 AM

Do it!!! Yeah!!

We need some company for Florida's RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE - a great road to travel. My black ass grins every time I drive past a sign.......okay I get a big grin on my FACE.

Get your minds out the gutter.

Posted by: Beau at June 10, 2004 11:22 AM

I'm not wild on renaming the Pentagon after Ronald Reagan, despite his Cold War accomplishments. Other stuff, but not the Pentagon. That should remain non-partisan.

Posted by: molotov at June 10, 2004 11:27 AM

I'm a democrat and I loathe the United States Military. Pretty much always have in the last (almost) half-century.

I shall decimate it should I ever get power, and quite frankly - based on my actions for decades - don't give a rat's patooti about the Pentagon, a.k.a. military the brain center.

Yet, I should have soooooo much say-so in its naming after a dead president that I hate. Precisely......"DESPITE" my piss poor record that, among other things, endangers the lives of American troops. (Not "MY" word)

Who am I? I'm John Kerry - I voted against every military system designed to save American lives.

Posted by: Beau at June 10, 2004 11:51 AM


Posted by: La Shawn Barber at June 10, 2004 12:32 PM

Hmm . . . may I suggest a better choice - George Patton. He was just as well loved as Reagan, and he really did fight in the military as a leader, even though he did step on quite a few people's toes. Let's hold off a bit on proposing sites to be renamed, monetary changes, etc. etc. Let's especially wait to hear Nancy Reagan's wishes on this issues.

Posted by: Lola at June 11, 2004 04:27 PM

I'm as big a Reagan fan as there is, but I don't like this idea.

Posted by: McGehee at June 12, 2004 05:15 PM
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