June 05, 2004

The finest statesman of my generation

Has just passed away. See here.

"My family and I would like the world to know that President Ronald Reagan has passed away after 10 years of Alzheimer's disease at 93 years of age. We appreciate everyone's prayers," Nancy Reagan said in a statement.

All my thoughts and condolences go out to his family, and everyone who loved him. The disease that took his life robbed us of so much potential brilliance over the last ten years. I would surely have liked to have heard his opinions on so many different issues. I hope that near the end, the disease was kind enough to let him know who the people were who were telling him that they loved him. I also hope that he was able to respond in kind.

Despite all the pomp and circumstance, he was just a man. Just like the rest of us. However, we voted him into a position that the world envies and fears, and he performed well beyond all our expectations. Just a man who I will miss and mourn. As everyone in this nation should.

Thank you Mr. President for all that you did for us. I hope that at least some of my tax dollars went toward keeping you comfortable over the last decade. Shit, now I'm crying. I know that the funeral will be worse.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 5, 2004 07:58 PM

Well said. I 2nd that!!!

Posted by: Sam at June 8, 2004 02:43 PM
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