Sunday, August 20, 2006

It's In The Eye Of The Beholder

“I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned.” —Clayton Moore

These were the days when no one yet knew anything and the government could pull the wool over just about everyone's eyes. The great communicator, a B movie western actor caught the nation's fancy with straight talk, undyed hair, a failing mind and a ventriloquist named Nancy. His failing mind would save his administration a collosal embarrassment and a number of upper level administrators their careers.

If you believe in the right-wingnut conservative media, you'd think Reagan was George Washington, William Wallace and Jesus Christ all rolled into one sweet smelling ball. Unfortunately, the words, “I don’t recall,” though prophetic at the time, served the nation poorly when it came resolving justice regarding the Iran/Contra scandal.

He sure did look good, though.

No comments: