"Well, we're putting up with the Federal government on so many fronts, and nearly every month, they come out with another harebrained scheme - an unfunded mandate, to tell us that our life is going to be better if we'll just buckle under on some other kind of rule or regulation, and we usually just play along for a while and we ignore them for as long as we can, and we try not to bring it to a head, and if it comes to a head, we've found that it's best to just tell them to . . . go to hell." [ . . . ] "You give me a half a dozen high school students and a Kinko's, and I'll show you a birth certificate that looks very very real." [ . . . ] "So that everyone understands, the Montana legislature passed a bill that instructs the Governor and the Attorney General not to implement any provisions of the Real ID [Act], and this is the only thing that I know of that has united the farthest Left to the farthest Right in Montana politics. " [ . . . ] From the interviewer: "Well Governor Schweitzer, what happens in May [Real ID Act "deadline" for state compliance with Real ID Act] if somebody from your state wants to get on a commercial flight?" Gov. Schweitzer: "They're gonna show them their Montana driver's license and they're gonna get on that commercial flight and nothing's gonna happen." Interviewer: "But that's supposed to be the deadline." Gov. Schweitzer:"Blah, blah, blah, "supposed to be the deadline." There's nothing in the Constitution that tells Homeland Security that they're supposed to do this so they must do this."Check out the rest of the NPR All Things Considered interview.
Now, I'm very clear that the good Governor of Montana and I don't line up on every political issue. But I'll tell you what - I'm foursquare behind his style (and the Real ID issue):