succumbing to peer pressure

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Reagan Day

The CA senate has passed a bill to make Feb. 6 Ronald Reagan Day. As I said six years ago, apparently all you have to do to white wash your record is die during a sympathetic conservative administration. Reagan's behavior during the early days of the AIDS crisis was inexcusable, unforgivable, and only made a bad situation worse. Reagan's own surgeon general, Dr. C. Everett Koop, has said that Reagan and his advisers did not feel the need to act urgently because AIDS was affecting classes of people who "are only getting what they justly deserve." Perhaps we should think twice before we honor and celebrate a leader who believes certain classes of people deserve to die.


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