Monday, August 20, 2007

Ronald Reagan on Dubya!

Ronald Reagan on Dubya, from the just published REAGAN DIARIES:

(Yes, this is 100% TRUE!)

He remembered. I forgot. Makes me think.

My Lunch With Reagan

by Michael Kinsley
Post date 06.29.07 | Issue date 07.02.07

The literary editor of The New Republic, Leon Wieseltier, brought the
joyous news. "Guess what, Mike. You're mentioned in Reagan's
diaries." The diaries were published recently by HarperCollins and
were generally well-received. Edited by America's historian-on-steroids,
Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries apparently reveal Reagan to be
more thoughtful than he is normally given credit for. Of course, our
standards in the area of presidential thoughtfulness have plummeted in
recent years. Still, the fact that Reagan was writing it all down was news,
and an interesting departure from presidential tradition. Traditionally,
presidents use a hidden tape recorder....


"May 17, 1986. 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."


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