An Indian Civilizational Perspective

The "N'er-do-well son"

Got this link and picture from a facebook contact. Thought it was interesting enough to share.

Beneath the photo from the REAGAN DIARIES is an actual quote that Reagan wrote about George “W” in his diaries, recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins

“A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his n’er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I’ll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they’ll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.”

From the REAGAN DIARIES——entry dated May 17, 1986.

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2 Comments
  1. MV says

    It had an “urban legend” ring to it. I Googled it; and these sites confirm that it is indeed an urban legend:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics
    http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/

    But the fact of the matter is, it is believable.

  2. MV says

    It had an “urban legend” ring to it. I Googled it; and these sites confirm that it is indeed an urban legend:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/kinsley.asp
    http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/did_reagan_call_gw_bush_a_neer_do_well

    But the fact of the matter is, it is believable.

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