Monday, April 14, 2008

FYI: Reagan's Insight

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his n'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."

From the REAGAN DIARIES------entry dated May 17, 1986.


Rex345 said...

That is hilarious. How fitting that that boy should become our President :/

The Chipped Stele said...

I found this so hilarious and sensational that I just had to seek out the source. Unfortunately, it turns out that this attribution to Reagan is false.


See the link below:

Michael Escoto said...

It would be funny if it were true. When I read the post I immediately opened up my copy of the Reagan diary just to make sure it was fake. Whoever circulated that quote on the internet should probably work for the New York Times.