Friday, April 11, 2008

Cliché Breakdown

(Updated below)

Via email from AMP, a case where Better late than never is certainly not true:

Beneath the photo from the REAGAN DIARIES is an actual quote that Reagan wrote about George "W" in his diaries, recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins:

Young chimp in background

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his n'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."

I'm a little suspicious that this is an urban legend. Anyone know? But if true, it's a damned shame this didn't come out in 1999.

[Added] Oops. Just noticed that KK sent a similar email, too. H/T, KK.


2008-04-11 14:55

Eponym notes in the Comments that this is indeed an urban legend, at least, according to Snopes. Thanks, Eponym.


Eponym said...

Looks like it's false, at least according to Snopes:

bjkeefe said...

Thanks, Jeff. I'll update the post.