Saturday, December 07, 2013

Spite: Dem thwarts effort to rename Nevada mountain after Reagan

For four years a Nevada patriot has been trying to rename the top of a mountain after the Gipper.

But a Vegas Democrat has apparently thwarted his efforts. She wants to name the peak after a Dem.

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
A proposal to name the peak of Frenchman Mountain after former President Ronald Reagan has been scuttled, and all it took was an act of Congress.

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, has effectively derailed the official naming process with a simple, one-page bill in the House seeking to name the same geographic feature after Maude Frazier, a fellow Democrat and the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor of Nevada and the driving force behind the creation of what is now UNLV.

It turns out the will of Congress trumps any action by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which is usually the final arbiter of such things.

The man behind the Mount Reagan proposal, conservative activist Chuck Muth, is not amused.
Nor am I. Muth says Titus' bill, which was quietly introduced in late October, is "a cheap, petty, partisan political stunt."

I'm sure that political huckster Harry Reid is proud of Titus.

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