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January 14, 2011

Ron Reagan hits rock bottom

Pathetic.

2011 is a big year for Ronald Reagan fans, being the centennial of his February 6 birth in Tampico, Ill. But youngest son Ron Reagan is spoiling the good cheer with a new book that suggests the Gipper suffered from Alzheimer's disease while in the White House, a claim dismissed by Reagan's doctors and outside experts. "Had the diagnosis been made in, say, 1987, would he have stepped down?" Ron asks, regarding the disease confirmed in 1994. "I believe he would have," he writes in My Father At 100: A Memoir, due in bookstores Tuesday.
When I saw this story at Hot Air, I couldn't believe it at first. I know Ron disagreed with his father and the combination of his famous name and his liberal views have given him some notoriety with the media but still...I can't imagine him being this desperate for attention.

Visit the Hot Air link to see just how easy others have found it to punch holes in his 'exclusive' stories. Bloggers are going to spend weeks disproving the tales in this book. Heck, as AP points out, even David Gergen is counseling Ron against this.

Time for Ron to face a hard truth: he peaked while doing "Risky Business" parodies on "Saturday Night Live." It's been all downhill from there.


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