Well, hell…

…I’m looking forward to HBO’s adaptation of “Angels in America,” too, but not as much as Frank Rich.

Posted at 5:48 pm in Uncategorized |

4 responses to “Well, hell…”

  1. alex said on November 16, 2003 at 7:25 pm

    Loved the Jon Stewart quip about Reagan on the “Daily Show”: “In fact he didn’t even mention the word AIDS in public until seven years into his presidency. So you can see why people are upset: CBS made someone totally indifferent look callous.”

    Years after he left office, Reagan wasn’t so silent when it came to the Brady Bill–you know, the one named for the man who ended up taking a few bullets for the Gipper? Reagan was an outspoken opponent. If that’s not callous, I don’t know what the hell you’d call it.

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  2. John Ritter said on November 17, 2003 at 7:56 am

    What about the reversal on fetal cell research after he developed Alzheimer’s?

    I don’t engage in presidential bashing (with the exception on Nixon) because the job sucks and no one deserves to be placed in that position, but the idea that Reagan was a great communicator and saviour of western civilazation is just plain wrong. It is bad enough that they renamed National Airport, but I still hear talk about putting his mug on Mount Rushmore.

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  3. Nance said on November 17, 2003 at 8:57 am

    I don’t know that Reagan reversed himself on stem cells; they weren’t really an issue during his presidency. But we know, from the positions he took vis-a-vis the right-to-life community, that he likely would have been opposed. That’s maybe unfair — to give someone a position he “probably” would have had — but I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch.

    In any event, his silence on AIDS was and remains shameful.

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  4. John Ritter said on November 17, 2003 at 9:18 am

    Perhaps my memory is shaky. I quess Dutch might not have opposed research but his administration did impose a ban on research on human embryos or research involving the use of human fetal tissue. This was lifted in 1993.

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