Reagan’s Tippling Point

Closing Time?

Sad news as America recovers from another St. Patrick’s Day.

The Alexandria Virginia pub where Ronald Reagan lifted a beer glass [unclear if he drank any of it] is for sale. The visit launched a thousand “who would you rather have a beer with” presidential polls, climaxing with teetotaler George W. Bush’s win.

Newer New Reagan:What Do You Do When You’re Branded?

Mission Critical

The fate of the Republican Party lies in the hand of a novice museum head, but John Heubusch does not lack confidence. “I’m about to rescue the cause of Reaganism from the jaws of Obamaism,” he vows to the tattered on-line remains of US News & World Report.

Heubusch is the dynamic new honcho of the Reagan Library Foundation. He’s the caretaker of what he calls the “most important Republican brand.”

His sacred cause? “We want to take the principles that Reagan searched for and make them relevant today.”

There’s a new sheriff in town, or the old one is back, Reagan lives…something.

“Ronald Reagan is walking back into town. We want to be the ones who answer the question: What would Reagan do?”

Barack Obama To Fund Ronald Reagan

Gipper A Go?   Highways, Bridges, & Transit


It’s a magical tale that could only be unfolding in America’s Heartland, where small town Republicans await their share of pie.   Excitement builds in the Land of the Hoosiers, as the Ronald Reagan Parkway may stumble further towards completion with new federal anti-recession funds.

Say what you will, it’s Shovel Ready!

It’s Grover Norquist‘s dream come to life.

George W. Bush To Study War No More

Silent Service

The mischievous youngsters at point out that War Time President George W. Bush hasn’t a single mention of Iraq in his Library biography, this in the wake of mysterious Library gnomes letting it be known that Iraq was off the table.

The president’s advisers are still chewing over what topics to emphasize. Iraq is unlikely to be one of them.”

This fits in with Bush’s conduct throughout the war – blowing off the 9/11 warning,  cracking wise about his own invented Iraq nuke claims, and the famous pledge to not golf till the boys come home.

The usefulness or accuracy of any Bush Iraq presentation might be questionable.  On one domestic crisis that comes to mind, Bush Foundation President Mark Langdale is already taking what might be called the Jindal-ian line, blaming some “government” of unknown nature for a famous Bush disaster.

There’s an interesting lesson about Katrina and the limitations of government assistance to respond to big natural disasters…They are acts of God, and they are tough. It’s definitely a story line I would not shy away from addressing somehow in the museum.”

But it won’t all be stern lessons.  Bush is already assuring SMU coeds that the Library “should be a really cool place.”

Ronald Reagan Speaks To Youth

Better Luck Next Time!   
“2008 was something of an awkward year for the GOP and conservatives in general.”

From that stirring preamble, Mark Joseph thrills Fox Forum readers with a vision of a more Reagan-ey tomorrow.

Apparently,  a child shall lead them, someone so steeped in Reagan lore and legend that they instinctively channel Him, unlike today’s poor imitations.

It’s gonna be great!

Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton: Book Cover