RIP Nancy Reagan

RIP Nancy Reagan


I didn’t agree with Nancy or Ronald Reagan on much (e.g., I thought her “just say no” campaign against drugs was wildly oversimplistic and ineffective), but I do thank her – as President Obama does in the video bellow – for her work on behalf of embryonic stem cell research and Alzheimer’s research in her later years. Also, on a more Virginia-related note, many of us probably remember the TV ad the Webb campaign ran in 2006 of President Reagan praising Webb, and Nancy Reagan asking that the ad be taken down. The Webb campaign complied, although frankly at that point we didn’t have enough money to run the ad anyway. 😉 Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan.

  • lowkell

    Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Nancy Reagan

    Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of Nancy Reagan’s passing.

    Nancy was an extraordinary woman: a gracious First Lady, proud mother, and devoted wife to President Reagan—her Ronnie. Her strength of character was legendary, particularly when tested by the attempted assassination of the President, and throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s. She leaves a remarkable legacy of good that includes her tireless advocacy for Alzheimer’s research and the Foster Grandparent Program.

    We join all Americans in extending our prayers and condolences to her beloved children and her entire family during this difficult time.

  • lowkell

    Statement from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Nancy Reagan

  • Virginia Lady

    Sure, she championed stem cell research, but only when it became crystal clear it might somehow benefit her. She had money, pensions, ability to hire carers, and let’s not forget the 24X7 secret service support, courtesy of the US taxpayers.

    Most of the rest of us are stuck with nothing