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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II

The doctor is telling Nancy at the hospital that they caught the growth in Ronnie's abdomen at an early stage, and that all Ronnie needs is some radiation. Cool! He's gonna be The Incredible Rulk! Nancy, walking down the hall at top speed, asks if this could explain some of Ronnie's behavior. "What behavior?" the doctor asks. She says he's been forgetful and tired all the time. The doctor says anyone would be tired and forgetful all the time if he or she were POTUS. Yeah, it's stressful, not like being, say, one of the country's top doctors. Nancy says there's something wrong. With hubris (it's a delicacy), the doctor says that if there was something wrong, they'd know about it. He tries to compliment her "Just Say No" program. Nancy interrupts to say that Ronnie is not well. The doctor says of course not; he just had surgery for cancer. I love how TV movies always portray doctors as clueless know-it-alls who have the bedside manner of pissy barracudas. "He'll be fine. He's a war horse," the doctor says. So this doctor has never heard of disease and death, huh? He must be one of those ghost doctors. As Nancy meets Michael, his wife, and her grandson in the hall, Don Regan comes up and thanks Nancy for letting them visit Ronnie. Nancy is short with Regan.

Warning. The next scene is fucking BORING. Here's the shorty short: Regan and a National Security Advisor come to Ronnie's bedside and tell him that a Catholic aid worker has been kidnapped in Beirut. Ronnie is sad because it's another kidnapped American, and they still haven't gotten Buckley back. Ronnie also doesn't recognize Robert McFarlane, the advisor, whom he's met before. Ronnie agonizes because an American is kidnapped and he can't save him. They don't even know if Buckley the hostage is alive. McFarlane proposes a plan: the Iranians need weapons for their war with Iraq. McFarlane says that if the U.S. gives Iran 100 TOW missiles (your country will get 'Tow up if somebody shoots them at you), they might help track down the kidnappers. They make clear that it's not negotiating. It's just...um, talking. Like being friends, with benefits. McFarlane says they have a colonel, Oliver North, who'll play ball. Ronnie says they can't sell weapons to Iran. Ronnie says that the U.S. supports Iraq. Regan says that Iran isn't going to win the war with 100 missiles. Regan says all they're doing is opening up communications. McFarlane has an enormous double chin. "Well...open 'em up," Ronnie finally decides. Wait, no, he meant his lungs!

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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II The doctor is telling Nancy at the hospital that they caught the growth in Ronnie's abdomen at an early stage, and that all Ronnie needs is some radiation. Cool! He's gonna be The Incredible Rulk! Nancy, walking down the hall at top speed, asks if this could explain some of Ronnie's behavior. "What behavior?" the doctor asks. She says he's been forgetful and tired all the time. The doctor says anyone would be tired and forgetful all the time if he or she were POTUS. Yeah, it's stressful, not like being, say, one of the country's top doctors. Nancy says there's something wrong. With hubris (it's a delicacy), the doctor says that if there was something wrong, they'd know about it. He tries to compliment her "Just Say No" program. Nancy interrupts to say that Ronnie is not well. The doctor says of course not; he just had surgery for cancer. I love how TV movies always portray doctors as clueless know-it-alls who have the bedside manner of pissy barracudas. "He'll be fine. He's a war horse," the doctor says. So this doctor has never heard of disease and death, huh? He must be one of those ghost doctors. As Nancy meets Michael, his wife, and her grandson in the hall, Don Regan comes up and thanks Nancy for letting them visit Ronnie. Nancy is short with Regan. Warning. The next scene is fucking BORING. Here's the shorty short: Regan and a National Security Advisor come to Ronnie's bedside and tell him that a Catholic aid worker has been kidnapped in Beirut. Ronnie is sad because it's another kidnapped American, and they still haven't gotten Buckley back. Ronnie also doesn't recognize Robert McFarlane, the advisor, whom he's met before. Ronnie agonizes because an American is kidnapped and he can't save him. They don't even know if Buckley the hostage is alive. McFarlane proposes a plan: the Iranians need weapons for their war with Iraq. McFarlane says that if the U.S. gives Iran 100 TOW missiles (your country will get 'Tow up if somebody shoots them at you), they might help track down the kidnappers. They make clear that it's not negotiating. It's just...um, talking. Like being friends, with benefits. McFarlane says they have a colonel, Oliver North, who'll play ball. Ronnie says they can't sell weapons to Iran. Ronnie says that the U.S. supports Iraq. Regan says that Iran isn't going to win the war with 100 missiles. Regan says all they're doing is opening up communications. McFarlane has an enormous double chin. "Well...open 'em up," Ronnie finally decides. Wait, no, he meant his lungs!

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