Jan 15 2011

Ron Reagan Says Dad Had Alzheimer’s While He Was President

Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, has a new book coming out on January 18 called “My Father at 100“. The “Bedtime for Bonzo” actor would have been 100 on February 6, 2011. In it, he says that his dad probably had Alzheimer’s while he was President, according to published reports.

Although Democrats and Republicans are planning to sing kumbaya to celebrate the Reagan Centennial, an article on TheHill.com says that Ron Jr. “suggests…that the commander in chief began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease while still serving in the Oval Office.”

Oh. Is that all?

Ron did say on ABC’s 20/20 that “It wasn’t like oh my God he doesn’t remember he’s President,” and that he doesn’t believe a diagnosis was made; if it had been, he thinks his father would have stepped down as President, according to TheHill.com.

Personally, I didn’t need to know that the leader of the free world may have had oatmeal for brains while he was in office. I’m no fan of Reagan, and I think that Reagan’s centennial will once again prove that the so-called “liberal media” is nothing more than a creation of the GOP NeoCon Hive Mind. But the man is dead. We don’t need to speculate about whether or not he had Alzheimer’s while he was President.

I also don’t think I would be too thrilled with my kids writing a book about me, even after I was dead. Although if they had to do it, I guess I’d rather it happen after I’m gone so I wouldn’t get all worked up about it. Hopefully they’ll think I’m such a fantastic dad that they’ll have no desire to ever write a book about me unless it’s “My Father Was So Wonderful I Only Have Nice Things To Say About Him.” I doubt that would sell a lot of copies, though.

Reagan’s son says Alzheimer’s likely began in White House years (TheHill.com)

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