|GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW ||GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW ||Governors-Florida|
GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW
- 1967 (circa)
- This is an interview with Gov. Kirk concerning his status as a Republican governor in a predominantly Democratic state. He mentions that he has started a war on crime and that President Johnson wants to study it. Kirk also tells why he vetoed a Head Start Program, saying that this move resulted in a better-run program later. He also explains that political appointments are made on the basis of "who gets the job done," regardless of party affiliation. He denies that Republican strength in the South is due to racial backlash.