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Former Reagan Spokesman Larry Speakes Dies at 74
AP via ABC News ^
| January 10, 2014
| Emily Wagster Pettus
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:13:03 PM PST by EveningStar
Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74.
Speakes died at home in Cleveland, Miss., where he had lived the past several years. Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown said Speakes had Alzheimer's disease.
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KEYWORDS: actingpresssecretary; alzheimers; alzheimersdisease; jamesbrady; larryspeakes; obituary; presssecretary; reagan; ronaldreagan; speakes
Never did quite know what to think of Larry. But certainly God bless and rest well.
posted on 01/10/2014 4:17:20 PM PST
To: EveningStar; Luke21
I read his book - it was poorly written and he included garbage that was nothing near scandalous, but the press who hated Reagan ate it up. I mean really stupid stuff, like Reagan reading from 3" x 5" cards for hints during speeches, or a quote that Speakes attributed to Reagan was actually made up by a speech writer.
Wow - such horrible scandal! (sarcasm). Compare that to Barry and Moochelle - it was akin to Saints vs. Demons running the nation.
Speakes sold his soul out quickly for a little ca$h and to get accolades from the liberal press that he desperately wanted love and approval from.
posted on 01/10/2014 4:26:14 PM PST
I wonder what it is called when someone’s name suggests their profession. Larry Speakes was not the only example of this.
Larry Speakes is on the list on this page.
like Reagan reading from 3" x 5" cards for hints during speeches...
Hmmm, a few key words or phrases to keep on track during a speech [given from memory], or.. ...needing a teleprompter to talk [down to] a classroom of little kids?!
posted on 01/10/2014 4:49:41 PM PST
(All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
That was stupid info on Larry part
Excuse me Larry he was actor so they write in lines in part of the script LOL!
posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:16 PM PST
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