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  •  agreed, he WAS delusional (none)
     - - as I recall, during his presidency, he used to tell reporters stories about "serving" in WWII - and really believed he had!  when  in fact, he just acted in movies  about WWII.

    it's just ironic - the only genuine thing I ever liked about Reagan, and Bush is a complete fake about it!  (I saw the clip of him hanging on to the saddle horn as well, found it hysterically funny.)

    •  Early Alzheimers (none)
      Sometimes, dementia creeps in little by little before Alzheimers is even diagnosed. At least this is what we were told regarding my mother in law.
      I am not making excuses for Reagan, after all, he was an Actor and could fake anything well.
      But we see embellishments of stories and lies that the person believes before even being in the true Alzheimers phase of the disease.

      So Reagan was either an excellent liar due to being an actor or some of it was attributable to many people suffer from it and do not know it for years.

      We choose hope over despair; possibilities over problems, optimism over cynicism.-John Edwards

      by wishingwell on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 10:06:33 PM PDT

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      •  Reagan also told (none)
        Menachim Begin that he had been with the unit that liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. As I recall, perhaps erroneously, he wasn't even in a movie where he did that.

        What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

        by Demfem on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 08:42:40 AM PDT

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    •  He Was In Fact (none)
      In the Army during WWII, assigned to a unit that made training and morale films in Culver City.  Given that his eyesight was extraordinarily poor and he had lost a considerable amount of his hearing after a prop gun was fired too close to his head, getting into the Army probably took a lot of effort on his part.  I would assume he also lost a good deal of salary into the bargain.  For someone who could have sat out the war years as a legitimate 4F, that's commendable.  And IIRC, it was a calvary unit, though they didn't engage in any horseriding during his time in service.

      "L'enfer, c'est les autres." - Jean Paul Sartre, Huis Clos

      by JJB on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 06:33:15 AM PDT

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      •  hmmm.... (none)
        i think you mean cavalry unit - unless you're implying something else <grin>...
        •  OOOPPPS! (none)
          Sorry about that, although his supporters and hagiographers probably have no argument with that.

          "L'enfer, c'est les autres." - Jean Paul Sartre, Huis Clos

          by JJB on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 07:06:42 AM PDT

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