Nancy Reagan, one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century, has died, according to a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library. She was 94.
The cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to her rep Joanne Drake. "Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004," Drake wrote in a statement.
I actually have a lot of conflicted feelings about Nancy Reagan.
On the one hand she was married to, and helped enable, a President who I think helped to delay progress in this country at least twenty years or more.
She was also the spokesperson for that stupid "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign that was not only ineffective but which set the stage for the zero tolerance drug policies of the Reagan administration and the war on drugs that we are still waging on minorities to this day.
Nancy also consulted an astrologer to help set the President's agenda, which is a fairly frightening idea, but then again it probably was no worse than allowing Reagan's ultra conservative advisers help set it.
Yep all in all I have pretty mixed feelings about the passing of Nancy Reagan.
The same cannot be said for those who have deified Ronald Regan, such as our own northern necrophiliac Sarah Palin:
|See right over there is where you can go fuck yourself for endorsing Trump.|
Damn, she is so predictable sometimes.
As if she has not pissed all over Reagan's memory by endorsing Donald Trump in this election cycle.
In fact has anybody considered that Trump's inevitable nomination might be what finally killed the 94 year old? I sure wouldn't count that out.