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.
It happens. Abraham - Ishmael; Jacob - Esav
Michael is his father’s son because he matured, listened up, and received his father’s wisdom and insight. Ron the genetic heir is like Esav... he despised his birthright and sold it for media attention.
"Mom, how's my make up? Say, can I borrow that dress tomorrow night?"
"How's my driving? Call 800-555-YMCA"
“Michael says Ronny Junior is an EMBARRASSMENT to the REAGAN family”
Ron Jr. was an embarrassment 30 years ago and the daughter Patti has had her moments also. She wrote some BS Boo Hoo book about being neglected or something as a child. Michael is the only normal one of the three.
"Hey boys, look at my crotch while I prance around"
Olivia Newton John or Jennifer Beals?
libs heads must be ready to exploded...they got buried by a guy with Alzheimer’s.
Is he talking about Frank Sinatra?. No way that kid came from Ronald Reagans loins.
That little twit is nothing but an embarrassment to the Reagan family. I cannot stand him!
“What else can I say to extend my 15 minutes on the MSM by another minute.”
Media attention whore.
Man: Can we be frank, Ron?...
Ron: Oooo yes that sounds like fun.
Man: ...you’re a nancy.
And Ron Reagan still suffers from assholers syndrome.
Do not buy this book.
He needs to go back to pimping otc prostate cures
I don’t think he likes girls
For what it’s worth, he’s been married since 1980...
Yu may be right though IIRC he’s married. I was joking because they are both so dumb and because they only get press attention because they are the children of Republican pols and because they say such disloyal things.
Give me President Reagan with Alzheimers over the current dim and a whole lot more.
Ron Reagan Jr., the great geriatric diagnostician. Why would I not listen to him?