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He Did Ron Ron

by | 7th, June 2004

‘RONALD Reagan never won as Oscar, despite his unforgettable performances in such classics as Hellcats Of The Navy, Bedtime For Bonzo and Hell’s Kitchen.

‘What does it mean when both hands are pointing to the 12?’

But he still lived to the grand old age of 93 before the curtain was brought down once and for all on his career at the weekend.

Of course, this may have had something to do with the fact that for eight years of his life he played so convincingly the role of President of the United States.

(Many people still insist that Reagan’s masterful performance in pretending he knew nothing about the Iran Contra affair should have received proper recognition.)

The papers all pay tribute to man who for the past decade has suffered from Alzheimer’s and in recent years has not even known his wife Nancy.

And the Telegraph even suggests that the man it thinks the greatest post-war American president ‘deserves a stone-carved niche in that Olympus of commanders-in-chief atop Mount Rushmore’.

It is, after all, no mean feat for one man to see the national debt triple during his presidency.

However, if Reagan is to secure a place on the side of the fabled mountain, then stone masons should get cracking.

Otherwise, it is surely only a matter of time before the final place is taken up by another great post-war president, commander-in-chief, voodoo economist and pretzel swallower, George Dubya Bush himself.’

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