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February 22, 2008

A President's Diary...

The nation's 40th president, Ronald Reagan's legacy remains as positive as his optimistic spirit. In Vanity Fair's March issue, the author of The Reagan Diaries gives a brief glimpse into his newly published book that chronicles the daily diaries in an 8 year period of Reagan's white house days.

One of the first excerpts: Mon. Jan. 26, 1981 • A meeting on terrorism with heads of F.B.I.—S.S.—C.I.A. Sec's of St. Defense & others. Have ordered they be given back their ability to function. Next a cabinet meeting on the deal with Iran. Hostages will arrive in country tomorrow. It seems some of them had some tough questions for Carter in Germany as to why they were there so long and why they were there to begin with.

From economic recession to drug war to cold war, he was an admirable political figure. He also had a great sense of values and was known for saying one of my favorite statements ever, "At the heart of our message should be five familiar words. No big economic theories. No sermons on political philosophy. Just five short words: family, work, neighborhood, freedom, peace."

It's a must Read.

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