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Saturday, December 06, 2003


Nancy Reagan on the Reagan Dime
From today's Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:

Nancy Reagan voiced her opposition Friday to an attempt by Republican lawmakers to put Ronald Reagan's likeness on the dime in place of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

"While I can understand the intentions of those seeking to place my husband's face on the dime, I do not support this proposal and I am certain Ronnie would not," the former first lady said in a statement released Friday.

"When our country chooses to honor a great President such as Franklin Roosevelt by placing his likeness on our currency, it would be wrong to remove him and replace him with another," she said. "It is my hope that the proposed legislation will be withdrawn."


Although Nancy Reagan didn't allude to it, the fact that FDR was one of Ronald Reagan's early heroes, and a supporter of the New Deal, certainly influenced Nancy's assertion that "Ronnie would not" support the proposal.

Frankly, I still can't figure out why they agreed to let the airport be named after him...

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