"She remained as sharp as ever and was aware of just about everything going on in Washington and in politics, but always was interested in knowing more," says Woodruff. "I'll never forget the time we spoke in 2008 just after the Republican nominee for president, Senator John McCain, had chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. I spoke with Mrs. Reagan on the phone, and her first comment was, 'What in the world was he thinking in picking that woman?' "
King adds that Mrs. Reagan was not at all pleased with the current crop of Republican candidates.
"She was very disappointed in the [current] Republican nominees," he says.
"She said she was embarrassed by what she was seeing."
I may not have agreed with her politics, but you have to admire her ability to judge people.