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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 11:59 PM
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Transcript of Ron Reagan's speech
Here it is in its entirety:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?c...

And the excerpt about religion:

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.
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:05 AM
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1. *kick*
Too choice to let fall.
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quam Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:07 AM
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2. Democratic Convention Speaker?
Any chance Ron Jr. could receive an invite?
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:12 AM
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8. Great idea.
Hope someone is thinking about that right now. I think Ron would let loose on Bush, and that would be a good thing. I think Nancy would let him too.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:08 AM
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3. And... there... is... a... profound... difference.
He paused for emphasis. It was great.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:10 AM
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4. Indeed, he paused for emphasis between those words nt
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:10 AM
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6. What a fine man he is..Ron
I was so very proud regarding what he had to say.
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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:11 AM
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7. And ... there is ..
You're right, the pauses for emphasis thundered across the nation like the peals of the guns on the green ...

Sorry, I'm going to be stuck in overblown prosery for the next few hours.
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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:13 AM
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9. emphasis
It was just like Diana's brother giving the Winsors what for. Magnificent!
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:18 AM
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12. Read Paul Burrell's
Edited on Sat Jun-12-04 12:20 AM by mountainvue
book. Diana's brother was a jerk to her. All he did was make himself look like a jerk and insult the queen and embarass her sons.
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Momof1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:10 AM
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5. Thank You I have been looking for this n/t
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:16 AM
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10. Thank you!
Edited on Sat Jun-12-04 12:17 AM by brook
I was hoping there would be a transcript. I thought he was superb - and I have no doubt Nancy approved 100%. (Say what you will, her sorrow tonight was palpable and I felt for her for the first time in my life. In the end, we are all reduced to the same human vunerabilities).


edited for mispelling.

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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:18 AM
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11. You're both welcome
Momof1 and Brook!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:24 AM
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13. "Strength" "applied with restraint" --
"Strength, he believed, was never more admirable than when it was applied with restraint."
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:27 AM
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14. It was powerful because it was subtle
It was very powerful. I felt he was looking directly at his mother when he said it, and they were both thinking - exactly as we discussed.
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:28 AM
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15. Does anyone think this is shot across the bow of Bush campaign?
I doubt the Reagan family wants Pres Reagan used by Shrub to pander for votes.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:41 AM
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17. Indeed, I do.
Edited on Sat Jun-12-04 12:42 AM by brook
The * people have already talked about their convention "using" Reagan. I think Nancy sent a very clear message through Ron, Jr.


D'ya really think Poppy's parachute jump is what kept he and Barb out of Simi Valley tonight?

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nolajazz Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 01:28 AM
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21. Nancy also killed the idea of "Reagan University".
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:29 AM
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16. I'm surprised the Republicans let him speak at his own father's funeral...
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playahata1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 01:02 AM
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20. The Repukes would have been DAMNED FOOLS for not
letting Junior speak. That is the man's SON, for crying out loud!
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Tactical Progressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:53 AM
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18. I'd love to see Ron Reagan run for office as a Democrat
He's smart, honest and poised, and he seems to get better as the years go by. Lesser people by far have traded on their name for public office. By far.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 12:56 AM
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19. Woo hooo
Ron Reagan kicking Baby Chucklenut's wittle ass.

I love it.
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