Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Even Dumber Than We Thought

Who knew the fate of the world was in the hands of an astrologer? (Well, we knew, but not the extent of it.)

In his 1988 memoir, Donald T. Regan, a former chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, revealed what he called the administration’s “most closely guarded secret.”
He said an astrologer had set the time for summit meetings, presidential debates, Reagan’s 1985 cancer surgery, State of the Union addresses and much more. Without an O.K. from the astrologer, he said, Air Force One did not take off.
Nancy, we know, fed Ronnie his lines when he stumbled. Maybe he was just humoring her with the astrology stuff; I suppose we'll never know. But it's of a piece with a guy who had trouble separating reality from movies and who insisted on an economic theory that was bogus on its face.

Leader of the free world, getting his cues from a charlatan. How scary is that?

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