Monday, June 07, 2004

A master of the theatrical in politics, Reagan chose an exquisitely perfect time to depart the stage.... The former president died just as the remnants of his own, Greatest Generation were gathering to listen to Bush and other leaders remind us of the need to defend freedom, whatever the cost.

--Howard Fineman in Newsweek

Uh, Howard? Reagan was born in 1911. He was 30 when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and he never saw combat. He's about as much a member of the Greatest Generation as Pat Boone is a member of the Woodstock Generation.

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