The Ronald Wilson Reagan Economic Breathing Zone

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Representative Darrell Issa proposes to name 3.4 million square miles of ocean after President Ronald Reagan. (4:56)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

FOLKS, BEFORE I GO ON I WANT

TO THANK HUGH JACKMAN FOR

SAVING ME DURING THE

COMMERCIAL BREAK.

I JUST WISH WE HAD CAMERAS

ROLLING.

NATION, THERE'S NO DEBATE

THAT RONALD REAGAN WAS OUR

GREATEST PRESIDENT.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE

REAGAN LEGACY ALIVE.

THAT'S WHY THERE ARE NEARLY

3,000 LANDMARKS IN THE

UNITED STATES ALREADY NAMED

AFTER THE GIPPER.

INCLUDING THE RONALD REAGAN

BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL

TRADE CENTER, THE USS RONALD

REAGAN NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT

CARRIER, AND THE RONALD

REAGAN AIRPORT IN

WASHINGTON, D.C., A CITY

NAMED FOR OUR FIRST

PRESIDENT WHO I BELIEVE

SHOULD BE RENAMED THE RONALD

REAGAN GEORGE WASHINGTON.

NOW UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE

STILL MANY KNOWNS OUT THERE

THAT ARE NOT PRECEDED BY ITS

WORDS "RONALD REAGAN"

BUT THE MEMORY OF OUR BEST,

GREATEST PRESIDENT MIGHT BE

GETTING BESTER AND

GREATESTER THANKS TO

CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATIVE

AND DEFINITELY NOT A

CONTRACT KILLER DARELL ISSA.

MR. ISSA NEW BILL WITHOUT

RENAME THE WATERS OFF THE

COASTAL U.S., PRETTY OF ALL

OF THOSE WATERS, ACTUALLY,

AFTER MR. REAGAN.

THIS SLICE OF THE WORLD

RIGHT HERE INCLUDES THE

UNITED STATES AND ITS

TERRITORIES IT.

THERE IN THE DARK GREEN.

AND THE AREAS IN BLUE

EXTENDING FROM 3 TO 200

NAUTICAL MILES OFFSHORE ARE

CALLED THE EXCLUSIVE

ECONOMIC ZONE.

DARRELL ISSA WANTS TO RENAME

THEM THE RONALD WILSON

REAGAN EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC

ZONE.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, LET'S

THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN THE OCEAN

WAS CONSERVATIVE LIKE THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY, IT'S FULL

OF GREAT WHITES.

AND--

(LAUGHTER)

I THINK IT IS ALSO ONLY FAIR

DNS --

>>

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WE'VE GOT A REPUBLICAN CROWD

HERE TONIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

BACK IN 1983 IT WAS THE

GIPPER HIMSELF WHO SIGNED A

PROCLAMATION DECLARING THOSE

WATERS THE UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE FOR

EXPLORING, EXPLOIINGT AND

CONSERVING OFFSHORE

RESOURCES AND IT'S BEEN

GOING GREAT, ESPECIALLY THE

EXPLORING AND EXPLOITING

PART.

AND I'M SURE WE'LL GET

AROUND TO THE CONSERVING

PART LATER.

NATURALLY THE BERLIN WALL

HUGGERS OUT THERE SEE THE

RONALD WILSON REAGAN

ECONOMIC ZONE AS HALF EMPTY.

LIKE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRAT

ALAN LOWENTHAL.

>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 3.4

MILLION SQUARE MILES OF

OCEAN.

AN AREA LARGER THAN THE

COMBINED LANDMASS OF ALL 50

STATES.

>> PRESIDENT REAGAN'S NAME

ALREADY GRACES ROADS,

SCHOOLS, BUILDINGS AND

FIELDS IN 22 STATES AND THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

NOT TO MENTION A MAJOR

AIRPORT, AND A NUCLEAR

POWERED-AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

BUT NAMING THE ENTIRE EEC

AFTER ANYONE SEEMS A BIT

MUCH.

>> Stephen: OH SO, WE CAN'T

NAME PART OF THE WATER AFTER

OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT BUT

IT'S OKAY TO NAME ALL OF IT

AFTER 80s R&B STAR BILLY

OCEAN.

(LAUGHTER)

COME ON!

♪ GET OUT OF MY GREEN ♪

♪ AND GIVE ME A BREAK ♪

♪ WHY IS THERE THIS

OBJECTION TO NAMING A HUGE

ARBITRARY PORTION OF OUR

NATURAL RESOURCES AFTER

REAGAN?

I SAY THERE IS NO PLACE ON

EARTH TOO LARGE OR TOO

ARBITRARY TO HONOR THE

GIPPER'S LEGACY.

S THIS'S WHY DON'T I'M PROUD

TO DECLARE THAT THE AREA

BETWEEN FOUR AND SEVEN FEET

OFF THE GROUND BE RONALD

WILSON REAGAN ECONOMIC

BREATHING ZONE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: RIGHT UP THERE.

THIS, FOLKS, THIS IS THE

STORIED SWATHE OF AMERICAN

ATMOSPHERE WITHIN WHICH RON

ADD REAGAN'S VERY OWN MOUTH

WAS OFTEN FOUND.

SHARING ITS LIFELONG

DEDICATION TO THE GREATEST

OXYGEN IN THE WORLD.

THAT'S WHY HE'S FRESH INSIDE

THE RONALD WILSON REAGAN

ECONOMIC BREATHING ZONE IS

TAKEN IN HONOR OF HIM.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WE HONOR YOU, RONNIE.

WE MISS YOU, SIR.

THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR.

THIS ONE IS FOR ITS GIPPER.

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL.

HE ATE JELLY BEANS.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

I AM FEELING A LITTLE WOOZY.

I THINK I MIGHT SIT DOWN IN

THE WALTER MONDALE DON'T

STAND UP FOR AMERICA ZONE.

AND WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

AFTER THIS RONALD REAGAN

COMMERCIAL BREAK.

(CH

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