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6/14/2004


Not yet laid to rest, Reagan turns in his grave.

Ron Reagan Jr. has no love for the Bush administration. In April of 2004 he made this statement:

    "The Bush people have no right to speak for my father, particularly because of the position he's in now," he said during a recent interview with Salon. "Yes, some of the current policies are an extension of the '80s. But the overall thrust of this administration is not my father's -- these people are overly reaching, overly aggressive, overly secretive, and just plain corrupt. I don't trust these people."
But here is where it gets abhorrent. I don’t mind when people make comments like the one above when asked. They give their honest opinion, and they are more than welcome to do so. Even if I disagree with it from start to finish. My problem, and the reason I believe Reagan is uncomfortable, (figuratively speaking) is because his son Ron Jr. thought it best to make a political jab at President Bush while he was eulogizing his father. It was obvious and it had no place in the service.

    ”Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference.
It’s awfully presumptive to speculate upon Bush’s Christianity and his beliefs, when it has been part of who he is from the beginning. Unlike Kerry who suddenly decides that church should be attended now that he’s on the campaign trail. Who here is using God for political gain Ron?

This type of thing also seems epidemic in the liberal party, as if the only reason for a microphone in their face is to spout off their hate for someone with a different opinion. And the best time to do it is when someone is dead. Preferably a close loved one. Remember Paul Wellstone before the 2002 senatorial elections, and Nick Berg’s father? Their own families politicized their deaths so they could gain votes for their party. Now Ron Jr. has been added to that pathetic group of people. I’m quite certain his father would not have approved.

posted by: Brian Scott


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