Reagan

Headlines over at Drudge:

REAGAN HATERS UNITE: PALAST: ‘KILLER, COWARD, CON-MAN GOOD RIDDANCE, GIPPER … MORE PROOF ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG’…

HITCHENS: ‘A cruel and stupid lizard’…

RALL: ‘I’m sure he’s turning crispy brown right about now’…

I report, you decide. (Maybe Hitchens isn’t as bad as all that after all…)

Randi Rhodes just said, “He lived long enough to not be our worst president ever.”

I remember that Reagan’s first week in office involved taking down the solar panels that President Carter had installed on the White House roof, and pardoning the FBI agents who had been convicted of illegal activities involving spying on, intimidating and breaking into the houses of Nixon’s political opponents.

Update – More memories — When Reagan was inaugurated President the TV showed a split screen, with the hostages that the Iranian government was holding being released about ten minutes after he was sworn in — just about the right amount of time for someone now working officially for the President of the United States to sign something with the full authority of the U.S. Government. And we started shipping weapons to Iran about two weeks later.