Nancy Reagan: She Who Will Not Be Mentioned
Don’t Mess With America’s Widow !
The beatification of Nancy Reagan took a further step Friday, when Barack Obama learned that inept jokes referencing her obsession with astrology were forbidden.
Obama was responding to a pointless spray of Presidential cliches [“Have you spoken to any living ex-presidents, what books you might be reading? Everyone wants to know, what kind of dog are you going to buy for your girls? Have you decided on a private or public school for your daughters?”]
Rather than saying something about the sagacity of his illustrious forebearers, Obama made a crack about Nancy’s stargazing before launching into a detailed discussion of the family’s puppy considerations:
“In terms of speaking to former presidents, I’ve spoken to all of them that are living. Obviously, President Clinton — I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances.“
The nominally more respectable Politico reached for the eveready example of Hillary Clinton, proving once more that any Republican behavior may be explained by the cool kids doing it at some future point.
Late in the day Obama caved and called Nancy.