Reagan on W: In Honor of the Presidential Visit

Apr 21, 2008 by

An actual quote that Reagan wrote about George “W” in his diaries, recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins

“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.

EDIT: While I wish this were true, it turns out that it was just a prank by Michael Kinsley. The fact that it is so completely believeable speaks volumes, does it not? Hat Tip to Bayou St. John David for checking me on this.

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