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Saturday, September 01, 2007

A little morsel from the Reagan Diaries . . .

My grandmother used to say, "Live your life as if everybody knows everything you're doing because eventually, everybody will."

To wit:

"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."

-- Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986.


Susan Russell said...

WHOLE NEW RESPECT for Ronald Reagan!!!

David Austin Allen said...

My dear Elizabeth, you can't believe everything you read.

Your posted quote is false!

Did Reagan call G.W. Bush a ne’er-do-well?

KJ said...

Reagan's grandmother's wisdome was precisely why when closeted, I was very closeted. No secret is ever permanent.

johnieb said...

Wow! Do you suppose there are other such worthy morsels in the diaries? It may be worth reading after all, or is this it?

Thanks for finding this nonetheless: sweet!

Bateau Master said...

You guys miss the great redemptive message to be found in George W. Bush.

You have pretty much a privileged frat-boy with an alcohol problem and a lack of focus. As George approaches forty, he has a loving wife and two daughters and isn’t doing right by them. Somehow and from somewhere George gets the message or calling to turn his life over to God and accepts Jesus as his Lord & Savior. Whoa, things change!

1. He stops drinking, he becomes focused on his faith, his family, and his future.
2. He becomes governor of Texas is a race against a formidable Anne Richards.
3. In a race where the sitting vice-president should be able to win easily (good economy, low unemployment, peace at hand), George ekes out a victory with the combined help of the US Constitution, the Supreme Court, idiot voters in Palm Beach County, and the entire State of Tennessee.

If this isn’t proof that all things are possible through Christ, I don’t know what is!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Woah! Wait. Dubya stopped drinking? If that's so, from everything I've seen and heard for the last two terms, that's a whole lotta dry drunk.

Oh, and that victory was from God? Silly me! I thought it was just dirty politics - not something I thought God would condone.

My apologies for the sarcasm. January 21, 2009 can't come soon enough.