Saturday, June 05, 2004

RIP Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Many things can be said about Ronald Reagan. Many worshiped him and many hated him. In the end, just like in many cases, history was the only true judge of his record.

By stopping briefly to honour his memory and quite aware that there are more qualified people to discuss his record, I will mention only his most trivial achievement. He was the first US president to break infamous 20 year course by being elected in 1980 and not dying in office.

He not only survived his encounter with Hinckley's bullet in 1981, he even managed to outlive an actor portraying him in TV movie about the event.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One other unique achievement: at age 93, he was the longest-lived US ex-President.

(The former champion was John Adams, who lived to be 91 IMS.)

Doug M.

9:58 AM  

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