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Reeks And Wreckage

Posted by Mr. President on August 21, 2007

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The selling of former Reagan CIA Director William Casey’s Florida home is being sold as the passing of an era, with quotes in the Palm Beach Daily News that “The place reeks of history.”

The sale does recall a colorful, bygone era, when a youthful Osama Ben Laden could be recruited to play his part in Afghanistan’s great game and we didn’t care fuck-all for the consequences.

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Sadly, No

Posted by Mr. President on August 21, 2007

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Oh, how we laughed, but then someone checked and spoiled the fun.

The popular quote:

“A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his ne’re-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job.”

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Deaver Departed

Posted by Mr. President on August 19, 2007

reagan-deaver.jpgI haven’t seen it in any of the obits I’ve read so far, but the late Reagan presidential Svengali Michael Deaver was the source of the single greatest quote ever uttered on the media and US Presidents.

Mark Hertsgaard’s “On Bended Knee: the Press & the Reagan Presidency quotes Deaver as saying:

“You let me supply the pictures, I’ll let you write the story” reagan-on-bended-knee.jpg

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incoming!

Posted by Mr. President on August 18, 2007

reagan-library-map.jpg Mitch McConnell holds out hope for Reagan statue, Reagan Centenial Commissions and more, all to recall the little known former president.

Senator McConnell made his remarks at a museum dedicated to the two term president in Simi Valley California.reagan-evacuation-plan.jpg

Mitch seemed to be having a bad day:

“Reagan’s biographer, Lou Cannon, liked to say that a lot of Ronald Reagan’s success lay in the fact that he spoke about the future in the accents of the past. And if I were to offer an assessment of the new Majority in Congress, I would say something similar. I would say their ultimate undoing will be the fact that they speak about the past in the accents of the future. New problems, failed solutions.”

How do you speak of the new problems of the past with future accents?

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Library Lady

Posted by Mr. President on August 15, 2007

clinton-blogs-for-hillary.jpgThe LA Times reports that many of those panting for Hillary Clinton documents from the Clinton Library will remain breathless for a considerable time.clinton-anti-1.gif

This is presented as something of a novelty. And the other girls make Hillary look bad:

“About 75,000 pages of Rosalynn Carter’s records are publicly available, including scheduling and social office files. Both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush libraries also said that some records covering former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush were open”

The article does portray Library archivists working through the mountain of FOIA requests in the order received, with the aching slowness of the process attributed to staff shortages at the Clinton and all US President’s libraries.

clinton-stop-her-now.jpgBut the flag goes up, and the usual suspects snap to with ominous muttering and rote denunciations of the liberal hypocrisy which somehow caused National Archive staff to decline under President Bush. Even sports bores rush to inform the world of her crimes. clinton-stop-hillary-pac.jpg

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In Reagan’s Path

Posted by Mr. President on August 11, 2007

reagan-hat.jpgThe Houston Chronicle reports that President Bush is headed for another record while besting Nixon in unpopularity, getting set to beat the leasurely Ronald Reagn for most time off.

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