By now you've probably heard that the Great Actor's son, Ron Reagan, dissed El Presidente in remarks made at sunset in California last Friday ... or maybe you saw it on TV. (We were comatose on the floor by that point and completely missed the moment.)
You can read quotes from that here, along with a compilation of other stuff Ron Reagan has said about this president, most of it in the Key of Tart.
On Friday he said, "Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians -- wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference."
Jaws were said to have dropped.
But this is even better: when Shrub was running in 2000, Ron Reagan said of him: "What's his accomplishment? That he's no longer an obnoxious drunk?"
Wrapping El Presidente in the Reagan mantle is proving maybe more difficult than Karl Rove had anticipated. (And meanwhile, Rove has been distracted by his attempt to rouse the Catholic Church into a jihad against John Kerry.)