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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

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

Title cards: "A year after Reagan left office, the Berlin Wall came down, ushering in the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 1984, during the Iran-Iraq war, the Reagan Administration removed Iraq from its list of terrorist nations, and aided Saddam Hussein's military build-up. Reagan's economic policies weathered the worst recession since the Great Depression, followed by the longest peacetime boom in U.S. history. Today in the United States, 890,000 people live with the AIDS virus. Over 500,000 have died from the disease, including the 150,000 during the Reagan Administration." Is...is that it? No? "According to recent polls, Ronald Reagan has surpasses Abraham Lincoln as one of America's most popular presidents. Ronald Reagan currently suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Nancy devotes herself entirely to his care."

So that's it. Much ado about nothing, huh? I guess it's in not-great taste to make a movie about someone who really can't defend himself (but who isn't dead yet). But really, the controversy was overblown for what amounts to a not-too-great TV movie. Couldn't have all that moral outrage have gone to, oh, I don't know, Joe Millionaire? Well, forget about it. Like the Reagan presidency, this little movie goes off into history where it will be forgotten, remembered, and then forgotten again. The next time you hear about it is when Judy Davis accepts her Emmy.

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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II Title cards: "A year after Reagan left office, the Berlin Wall came down, ushering in the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 1984, during the Iran-Iraq war, the Reagan Administration removed Iraq from its list of terrorist nations, and aided Saddam Hussein's military build-up. Reagan's economic policies weathered the worst recession since the Great Depression, followed by the longest peacetime boom in U.S. history. Today in the United States, 890,000 people live with the AIDS virus. Over 500,000 have died from the disease, including the 150,000 during the Reagan Administration." Is...is that it? No? "According to recent polls, Ronald Reagan has surpasses Abraham Lincoln as one of America's most popular presidents. Ronald Reagan currently suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Nancy devotes herself entirely to his care." So that's it. Much ado about nothing, huh? I guess it's in not-great taste to make a movie about someone who really can't defend himself (but who isn't dead yet). But really, the controversy was overblown for what amounts to a not-too-great TV movie. Couldn't have all that moral outrage have gone to, oh, I don't know, Joe Millionaire? Well, forget about it. Like the Reagan presidency, this little movie goes off into history where it will be forgotten, remembered, and then forgotten again. The next time you hear about it is when Judy Davis accepts her Emmy.

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