Monday, February 18, 2008

Reagan on W

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, I want to share with you a quote taken from Ronald Reagan’s diaries. This entry was made on May 17, 1986. I always thought that Reagan was asleep at the wheel but perhaps he was more awake than he seemed. Or perhaps even a man in the early stages of Alzheimer’s could see what half the country couldn’t (twice). Here’s Reagan’s perception:

A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at “The New Republic” and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.

1 comment:

USelaine said...

That is a priceless quote! Hey, I'd sure like to be a contributing editor to something or other, if it's that easy to do - and get! Dad? Dad!