Poll Watch: 48 Per Cent Back Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Vs. 38% With Unions

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So says the latest Rasmussen Poll.

A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided.

This is not really surprising since these are public employee unions and government employees – not private industry employees.

Remember what President Ronald Reagan said when faced with the same type of crisis with the Air Traffic Controllers? Watch the video for Reagan’s statement around 1:40)

Updated: Ron The NON Reagan Calls Sarah Palin a “Soap Opera” on Eve of Reagan’s 100 Birthday Celebration Speech

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and President Ronald Reagan

Ron Reagan is the NON-Reagan who keeps on giving. Remember when he said his father President Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s Disease when he was President?

Remember when his half-brother Michael called him an embarrassment?

Now, Left-wing NON Reagan is going after Sarah Palin.

The son of the former US president Ronald Reagan has branded Sarah Palin a ‘soap opera’ ahead of a speech she will give honouring his late father.

Ron Reagan said that he doesn’t see anything in common between his dad and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

Palin is scheduled to speak in Santa Barbara, California, on Friday at a tribute to Ronald Reagan. The event is one of the celebrations marking the 40th US president’s 100th birthday on Feb. 6.

The speech will be covered live on C-SPAN at 8 PM PST.

‘Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,’ Reagan said.

‘She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,’ added Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left.

But former Reagan speechwriter Kenneth Khachigian praised the choice of Palin to speak at the event which is sponsored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation.

Certainly, Sarah Palin has MUCH MORE in common with President Reagan than the FAR LEFT son who never could quite measure up to the old man.

Update:

I just found this excellent cartoon from Michael Ramirez:

Ron The NON Reagan Calls Sarah Palin a “Soap Opera” on Eve of Reagan’s 100 Birthday Celebration Speech

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and President Ronald Reagan

Ron Reagan is the NON-Reagan who keeps on giving. Remember when he said his father President Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s Disease when he was President?

Remember when his half-brother Michael called him an embarrassment?

Now, Left-wing NON Reagan is going after Sarah Palin.

The son of the former US president Ronald Reagan has branded Sarah Palin a ‘soap opera’ ahead of a speech she will give honouring his late father.

Ron Reagan said that he doesn’t see anything in common between his dad and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

Palin is scheduled to speak in Santa Barbara, California, on Friday at a tribute to Ronald Reagan. The event is one of the celebrations marking the 40th US president’s 100th birthday on Feb. 6.

The speech will be covered live on C-SPAN at 8 PM PST.

‘Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,’ Reagan said.

‘She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,’ added Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left.

But former Reagan speechwriter Kenneth Khachigian praised the choice of Palin to speak at the event which is sponsored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation.

Certainly, Sarah Palin has MUCH MORE in common with President Reagan than the FAR LEFT son who never could quite measure up to the old man.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Centennial Celebration Announces February Events

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From the press release:
To honor the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is sponsoring a week of events and programming to celebrate a leader who inspired freedom and changed the world. The week includes the first in a four-part series of Academic Symposia with major Universities across the United States on the “Lessons and Legacy” of President Reagan, a Concert for America, the official birthday celebration for President Reagan, and the grand opening of the Reagan Museum renovation.

“It was important to all of us at the Reagan Foundation to create a monumental series of events befitting of a man who brought so much to America and the world,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. “The centennial celebration is about more than just one day and one man.  It’s a year-long historic occasion for people to remember an extraordinary man who restored pride in America and spread freedom throughout the world.” 

The week-long series of events begin February 1 and 2, 2011 with the first of four academic conferences –at the University of Southern California and Reagan Library which will focus on key aspects of the Reagan Presidency.  Additional symposia will occur throughout 2011 with the University of Virginia (Feb 10-11), University of Notre Dame (March 3), and the US Naval Academy (October 19). Keynote speakers at these include Tom Brokaw, Peggy Noonan, Brian Mulroney, Ed Meese, Mitch Daniels, and more.

On February 5, the Reagan Foundation will sponsor A Concert for America – A Tribute to Ronald Reagan.  The concert is comprised of live music and in-person and video tributes from world leaders and prominent individuals whose lives were impacted by the legacy of President Reagan.  The evening’s lineup includes The Beach Boys, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Fred Thompson, Jerry West, and video tributes from George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

The president’s 61st anniversary of his 39th birthday on February 6, 2011 will be celebrated with an F-18 flyover from jets off the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, musical performances by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, and the official wreath laying on behalf of the president of the United States with Mrs. Ronald Reagan.

The week will conclude with the official opening of the newly renovated Reagan Museum which integrates hundreds of artifacts with dozens of interactive displays.  These new galleries capture the character and legacy of Ronald Reagan – his policy, his patriotic spirit, and his inspired leadership.

 “As President Reagan would have wanted it, no taxpayer dollars are being spent on any centennial activities,” John Heubusch continued.  “All events and initiatives will be funded by private donations collected through the Reagan Foundation.”

President Reagan’s centennial year is rounded out with statue unveilings and celebrations in his honor around the world, from Washington DC at the Reagan Airport, to Grovesnor Square in London, and across central and Eastern Europe from Prague to Budapest where President Reagan’s vision of freedom left an indelible mark on the world. 

I will be over at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley which is a short drive for me as much time as I possibly can the weekend of the February 4th through the 7th. I will take my Bloggie and try to video and interview as many political folks as I can.

I, especially like Air Force One and will take video and photos of the new Reagan Library displays that will open for the public on Monday, the 7th. Newt Gingrich will be signing books that day and I will get some video of that event as well.

Reagan Library

President Ronald Reagan’s Air Force One in 2007. Photo by Flap

Reagan Vs. Reagan: Did President Ronald Reagan Have Alzheimer’s While President?

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There is no evidence but I have covered the details and the Reagan Foundation’s response in this previous piece.

Now, even liberal Ron Reagan is backing away from what he has written in his book. Watch the video below from this morning.

It is time for both Reagan boys to STOP IT and get ready for the February 6th centennial birthday celebration.

And, of course, sell their books.

Michael Reagan Calls Brother Ron an Embarassment over Alzheimer’s Flap

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Michael Reagan, conservative talk-show host, author and Ron Reagan, liberal MSNBC commenter, former talk-show host, author

The Ronald Reagan centennial celebration coming up in a few weeks should bring some very interesting family dynamics – as the two Reagan brothers are already fighting.
Ronald Reagan’s conservative son called his liberal half-brother “an embarrassment” Saturday for speculating in a new memoir that their father suffered from Alzheimer’s disease while president.

“Ron, my brother was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother,” Michael Reagan posted on Twitter.

My brother seems to want [to] sell out his father to sell books,” he added in another tweet.

The sibling tension bubbles over just three weeks before Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, which will kick off a year of events to honor the 40th president.

In “My Father at 100,” Ron Reagan recalls early warning signs of his father losing his mental faculties. “The question,” he writes, “of whether my father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s while in office more or less answers itself.”

Michael Reagan, adopted during President Reagan’s first marriage, comes out with his own book on Tuesday. It’s a polemic called “The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan’s Principles Can Restore America’s Greatness.” Newt Gingrich, a likely 2012 Republican candidate for president, wrote the foreword.

Well, there is little doubt that Ron Reagan wants to sell books and his new one looks like a winner. But, to drudge up this Alzheimer’s rumor which has largely been debunked is certainly over the top.

Here is a CNN video that discusses the issue with David Gergen, a former advisor to President Reagan.

I would recommend to the brothers to STOP IT and support Nancy to have the very best birthday party ever for their father.

By the way, the Reagan Foundation issued the following response on the Alzheimer’s issue:

“We believe Ron has written a wonderfully warm and engaging book about life with his father, Ronald Reagan,” the foundation said. “It offers a tribute that only a son could present. As for the topic of Alzheimer’s, this subject has been well documented over the years by both President Reagan’s personal physicians, physicians who treated him after the diagnosis, as well as those who worked closely with him daily. All are consistent in their view that signs of Alzheimer’s did not appear until well after President Reagan left the White House.”