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June 11, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

REAGAN (JR.) ON BUSH (JR.)....Before George Bush spends too much time wrapping himself in the mantle of the Gipper, he might want to listen to this excerpt from Ron Reagan's eulogy for his father this evening:

Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians, wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference.

You had to hear it to get the full impact of his words, but unless I'm sorely mistaken, that was a shot directly across the bow of the current occupant of the Oval Office.

UPDATE: As several commenters have pointed out, this is not the first time Ron Jr. has taken a shot at Bush. This Salon interview from last year is pretty much a full frontal assault.

UPDATE 2: Corrected quotation thanks to Fiat Lux.

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