Reagan on the $10 Bill Nonsense

Unfortunately, this might actually happen. In fact, it seems pretty likely. Damned if I won't start avoiding $10 bills. But anyways, there's something really hilarious in The Hill's coverage of the bill; I dunno if this is bad copy-editing on their part, or just Grover continuing to make shit up, but:

Former Democratic presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy were put on the dollar and half-dollar coin within a year of their deaths, Norquist noted.

I mean, if Grover is so ashamed of Ike for winning the ground war in Europe and upholding actual conservative principles (e.g., limiting the growth of government, warning against the military-industrial complex, etc.) that he wants to posthumously kick him out of the Republican Party, I guess we'll take him. But jeez...remember, this is the same Grover Norquist who said:

"I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

Later in the Hill article is a classic piece of Washington bureaucrospeak:

“Paper currency is never changed because of aesthetic consideration,” said Darlene Anderson, the spokeswoman for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. “Paper money is only changed to deter counterfeiting.”

Looks like someone in the Bush-Cheney transition team forgot to politicize the Bureau of Engraving and Printing....

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