Skip to comments.New Ron Reagan book: My dad had Alzheimer’s while in office
Posted on 01/15/2011 7:08:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Reagan’s doctors and Alzheimer’s specialists have been debunking this myth for years, but no matter how many times they try to explain that occasional memory lapses in an elderly person do not an Alzheimer’s diagnosis make, the narrative rolls on. And it’ll keep rolling, thanks to Ron Jr and the explosive never-before-revealed details in his new book which, per Paul Bedard of U.S. News, … seem not to add up.
Besides playing amateur doctor, Ron Reagan reveals, if true, brain surgery on his dad never before reported. He accurately reports that Reagan, after leaving the presidency, was bucked from a horse on July 4, 1989, while in Mexico. Ron tells of how his dad, after initially refusing medical help, was transported to a San Diego hospital. “Surgeons opening his skull to relieve pressure on the brain emerged from the operating room with the news that they had detected what they took to be probable signs of Alzheimer’s disease.” Several Reagan associates, however, say there was no surgery in San Diego.
What’s more there is no reporting about any San Diego operation on Reagan. News reports at the time of his fall say Reagan was flown to a hospital in Arizona, where he was treated for scrapes and bruises and released after five hours…
Ron Reagan doesn’t mention this, but says that Reagan visited the Mayo Clinic in 1990 for tests that “confirmed the initial suspicion of Alzheimer’s.” Reagan’s post-presidency history, documented in several archives like University of Texas, reveal no such visit. And Dr. John E. Hutton Jr. his doctor from 1984 through Reagan’s retirement, told the New York Times that Reagan didn’t show the tell-tale symptoms until 1993.
Follow the link and you’ll see that another big piece of “evidence” is Ron feeling his heart sink as he watched his pop stumble through a bad, “bewildered” performance in his first debate with Mondale in 1984. Quote: “Some voters were beginning to imagine grandpawho can never find his reading glassesin charge of a bristling nuclear arsenal, and it was making them nervous. Worse, my father now seemed to be giving them legitimate reason for concern.” That was October 7, 1984; a month later, the “concern” had turned into a 49-state landslide.
Here’s former Reagan advisor David Gergen telling Ron, as gently as he can: Stop.
There. Fixed it for him.
...discovered a spare brain which they eventually transplanted into Ron Reagan, Jr.'s head but which, sadly, it rejected.
Michael says Ronny Junior is an EMBARRASSMENT to the REAGAN family.
whore. worthless, gutter licking, greasy, hateful whore.
May you suffer R. Jr.
Didn’t realize that he wrote a book. The publisher actually believes someone will buy it?
... and he still kicked Democrat butt. What a hero to us all! Golly gee!
Next he will claim he was a homosexual.
Then the next book, a communist mole.
He and Megan McCain would make such a lovely couple—so intelligent and loyal.
Hey, Jr. is showing signs of Alzheimers and he hasn’t even been in office!
He’s not “Ronny Junior”...
To be a Junior, his full name would be the same as the former president’s. It’s not. Middle names are different. Thus, he’s not a Junior - literally, or figuratively.
Ron is a nancy who danced the ballet with pride in scrotum-hugging tights.
...and he was still a better president than all who had followed since.
LOLOLOL, now THAT’S funny!
Sadly, this apple fell far from the tree ... and the adopted son, Michael, is far more worthy of the family name of the greatest President of the 20th century.
Looks more like Ron was channeling Jane Fonda in the China Syndrome.
It must be tough being the family bitch.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.