remember this quote? we may hear this again:

“he earns praise for the ordinary, for what used to be the expected. his occasional ability to retain facts is cited as a triumph when it should, in fact, be a routine occurrence …”

— richard cohen, washington post, june 2, 1983, referring to ronald reagan.


Wow, that’s AWESOME. Of course, when it comes to RR, it turns out that retaining facts was actually a chore for him; Alzheimer’s is no fun at all, from what patients have told me. Part of me feels badly that he got some of this flack, but another part of me feels that if he knew that he had memory problems (as in his performance in front of Congress during Iran/Contra), then he should have known that it was inappropriate to remain President.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Feb 17, 2000, 5:29 PM
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