Reagan's Son is Not Too Impressed.

   16 June 2004, lunch time

Bush had this to say of Ronald Reagan during his eugooogly of the former president:

Ronald Reagan belongs to the ages now,” Bush said, “but we preferred it when he belonged to us. [President Bush gives Reagan eulogy]

Creepy? A little bit perhaps. Now the Club for Growth, a conservative interest group, has unveiled a new ad that implies Bush and Reagan are cut from the same cloth. The former president’s son would disagree with such a comparison:

But my father was a man—that’s the difference between him and Bush. To paraphrase Jack Palance, my father crapped bigger ones than George Bush. [Regan Blasts Bush]

Reagan Jr. has been fairly vocal in his criticism of Bush:

What’s his accomplishment? That he’s no longer an obnoxious drunk? [Reaganite by Association? His Family Won’t Allow It]

I wait patiently for the young Reagan’s words to be turned into an advert as well—without his express permission of course.

“No one has requested the permission to use his image in an ad, nor would we feel it appropriate to give such permission at this juncture,” Joanne Drake said. “We protect his image very carefully, particularly as it relates to politics.”



  1. What exactly is so socially experimental about Metafilter?

  2. Oh, I should also note that this post was basically assembled by Dave.

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