The Gipper

I watched yesterday’s ceremony in DC for President Ronald Reagan. When I wasnt holding back the tears, I was unbelievably impressed by the gallantry of the American people. Some folks drove for hours only to wait in line for yet more hours to pay their respects to the former President.

Little kids on their father’s shoulders holding up signs saying “We Love You President Reagan;” teenagers standing in line to pay homage to a man they had only heard about; Democrats; Republicans; Independents. It was a thing of beauty to see all of America together for a common goal.

6 thoughts on “The Gipper”

  1. Brace yourself…Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, and Tom Brokaw, among others are preparing for an attack on Reagan after all of this “inappropriate attention” over his death (their words).

    I can’t tell you how much I HATE those S.O.B.’s.
    I’m in DC next week. I hope I can stomach the liberal media frenzie after Reagan’s departure.

  2. The attacks have already begun. In mainstream media, in calls to C-Span, on blogs, they’re all slipping in AIDS and Iran Contra references.

    I had the priviledge of tuning in 6 tv’s at my pub, each one on a different news channel yesterday. C-Span’s coverage was the best because they talked the least.

    When Clinton dies, I’m going to say “that man signed welfare reform that took millions of the rolls andn he played a mean saxaphone.” When a man dies, it’s a time to look at the positive aspects of his life. It’s the decent thing to do.


  3. In respect to President Reagan on this day, I will refrain from saying what I really believe and feel about the press.

    The respect given to him by the hundreds of thousands silently filing past his casket speaks far more loudly than my words ever could.

    Sloop New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  4. I live in Los Angeles and was busy doing Reagan’s work protesting the ACLU Taliban trying to alter the Los Angeles County Seal. I’ll be certain to bring my family to the Reagan Library this summer, though.

  5. Since getting to DC and returning the same day is not practical from where we live, I tried getting reservations on Monday morning to stay overnight. There was Not One Vacancy left (and I tried Marriott, etc, plus Travelocity and several others). While disappointed we couldn’t be there, it is very moving to see how many thousands of people have been able to go.

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