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June 05, 2004

RIP Reagan

Former President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93. As you're bombarded with media "packages" that the networks have had canned for the past 5 years in preparation for this day, remember that he was not the saint current Republicans would like to make him out to be. And this is so true:

Prediction: Reagan is going to be Dubya's virtual running mate.

I'm not yet sure how they'll do it, but you can bet Rove is cooking up ways to imprint the Reagan-Bush II connection on the minds of every U.S. voter. I bet Bush will give at least one more heavily televised pseudo-eulogy linking the "great accomplishments" of Reagan with his own "war on terror."

UPDATE: More perspective from someone who recognizes that Reagan was not the saint some people would have us believe.

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Posted June 5, 2004 09:25 PM | general politics

Bush is the anti-Reagan and anyone dumb enough to believe that the jackass from Crawford is anything like the Gipper deserves another four years of the village idiot.

Posted by: justin at June 6, 2004 02:35 PM

So true. On the one hand, it seems inevitable that Rove or whomever is going to try to use Reagan's death to Bush's political advantage. On the other hand, it also seems impossible to make any connection between Bush II and Reagan that doesn't make Bush II look completely awful.

Posted by: ambimb at June 7, 2004 04:51 AM

Maybe he'll just use his father, Reagan's VP.

Posted by: Denise at June 9, 2004 05:23 AM

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