Larry King Interviews Ron Reagan, Jr.

I’m going over the transcript from the CNN interview, and it turns out the whole talking about religion in the eulogy was totally wrong. Other great goodies in there as well:

KING: You said, dad was also a deeply unabashedly religious man, but he never made the mistake of wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. Were you referring to the president?

REAGAN: You know, it’s interesting.

KING: Everyone thought that.

REAGAN: I know. I wasn’t watching TV much after I delivered the eulogy for a few days. But after a couple of days I started getting calls from people saying, boy you really stirred something up, didn’t you? I thought, well, what? Well, you know, the stuff you said about Bush. I said, I didn’t say anything about Bush, why would I mention George W. Bush in my father’s eulogy?

No, no, no, no, the stuff about the religion. I thought, ha, funny, you then everybody thought I was talking about George W. Bush. And then I heard — everybody thought I was talking about George — but people connected with George W. Bush thought I was talking about George W. Bush. And then I began to think, maybe I was, I just didn’t know it. [ed- emphasis added. Seriously… what the hell?]

KING: Do you think he wears his religion on his sleeve? He certainly refers to it more than your father ever did.

REAGAN: Well, you know, there was that answer he gave to the question about, did you talk to your father about going into Iraq? No, I talked to a higher father, you know, the almighty. When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the almighty, God, I get a little worried, frankly. The other guys do that a lot. Osama bin Laden’s always talking about Allah, what Allah wants, that he’s on his side. I think that’s uncomfortable.

And he comes back from a commercial break to lay down another smack at Bush (or maybe he doesn’t know it yet?):

KING: Do you ever think of running for office?

REAGAN: No…

KING: You’ve got a pretty good name going in.

REAGAN: It seems to work for some people.

The whole interview is pretty good and has some good Alzheimer’s and stem-cell research qoutes for anyone who wants to use them

CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Justin Falconer; Interview With Ron Reagan Jr. [CNN] [via PoliticalWire]

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