Think politics today is ugly and hateful? A soldier returning from Southeast Asia in 1960s made no policy; he got the wrong draft number. He was spat on. Nancy Reagan organized Welcome Home parties.
A fellow in San Francisco couldn’t get to his college classes when antiwar protesters blocked the street. He wrote to Gov. Reagan. Two days later the National Guard arrived; he graduated on time.
When her husband entered political life they derided her as a “ ’50s suburban housewife.” By the time he retired, they were accusing her of being “too powerful, a dragon lady, Queen Nancy.”
She was happiest in blue jeans on the ranch, cooking supper herself. As first lady she represented America, she dressed and entertained accordingly.
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When they said “AIDS is God’s punishment for being homosexual,” pretty Nancy convinced the president to speak out.
Rest in peace, gracious lady.
Sara Regalia, Boise