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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

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

We go straight to some Johnny Carson monologue footage. He makes a joke that the only times you're supposed to wake Reagan in the middle of the night is for World War III, the other is if Hellcats of the Navy is on the late show.

Nancy is talking to Zeljko and Tower about how Ronnie's become a laughingstock. Not just with Carson, but with Art Buchwald and Jack Anderson. Tower says it doesn't make Ed Meese look good either. "The hell with Ed Meese!" Nancy shouts. She yells that the two of them are responsible and that Ronnie should have been woken up as soon as the Libyan jet thing happened. Nancy says she wants Ed Meese off foreign policy right now. Nancy says that from now on, when anybody asks of the POTUS knows something, they'll say that yes, he's aware of it, he's aware of everything. Oops. I foresee future problems with this policy.

Tender moment scene. Ronnie is in one of the living areas. Nancy walks in to find him wearing a yellow sweater, being contemplative. He tells her he's been thinking about "that boy." The one who shot him. Ronnie says he was a nice boy, just a little mixed up. Nancy scoffs that he tried to kill Ronnie. Ronnie says that God spared him for a reason. He knows the reason now: "He wants me to lead our country out of the Cold War with Russia." Nancy sits with Ronnie; they hold hands, and she tells him he doesn't have to get shot to do that. He says he's been praying about it, and that God wants him to end the Cold War. Ronnie says that's why he has to forgive the boy. Because he was part of God's plan. Nancy says she's never going to forgive the boy. "Well, that's your burden then, isn't it, Mommy?" Ronnie says, and kisses her hand. He says she can't forgive people for being people. "Not when it comes to you," she says. Ronnie thanks God for having Nancy. He says she sees people more clearly than he does, and that if he didn't have her, he'd be in a lot of trouble. A lot of trouble chilling and being happy at the ranch in California. They laugh, and then they kiss. Ronnie says that when he woke up in the hospital and saw Nancy's face, he prayed he'd never spend another day without her. They exchange "I love you"s.

The Al Haig Room of Fucking Up the World. Bill Casey is briefing the President as a filmstrip plays (don't they have VHS tape yet?) about the Contras, who are trying to overthrow the leadership in Nicaragua -- specifically, about their leader. He's whispering everything in Ronnie's ear. Meese complains to Tower that he can't hear what Casey's saying. Tower says that all those CIA guys mumble. "Why is everybody whispering?" Haig says suddenly, busting up all these little intimate whisper parties. Ronnie tells everybody to give the Contras whatever they need. Guns, women, autographed photos, whatever! Haig says that to do this, Ronnie has to issue an Executive Order. And would he like fries with that? Ronnie says he'll do it. Haig mucks up the process, saying that Ronnie can't do that until Haig has written the foreign policy statement. Ronnie tells him to go for it. Ronnie says to tell the CIA good work on the movie, although it was a little long. Casey mumbles to himself. Ronnie presents Haig with a letter he wrote to Brezhnev over the weekend. Ronnie says he wrote that he wants to go ahead with arms talks, but that he still wants his missile defense system. Haig doth protest. Too much, maybe. He says they're not having any summit. Ronnie says he's just laying the groundwork. Haig says that he's the Secretary of State, and this is his job. Why Ronnie gotta get all up in there? He says that this will never work. Ronnie looks over at Tower, Zeljko, and Meese. Haig is annoyed that they're all looking at each other. "You're always looking at each other!" he cries, annoyed. He's just mad he never gets invited to the Turkish bath. Haig complains that he's been undermined since he started. He complains that he can't be left alone with the POTUS. Haig whines like a little bitch and says he can't take it anymore. If this continues, he's going to resign. And he's going to take his football home so that nobody else can play. Ronnie says he doesn't want Haig to resign. Haig starts to say he doesn't want to, but Ronnie stops him by offering a dish of jellybeans. Heh. Haig is completely taken off-guard. But he takes one. I've never seen someone look so unhappy eating jellybeans. Haig is a total prick. (At least in this movie.) Ronnie keeps eating the 'beans, being selective about the ones he eats. Haig suggests that they go ahead and send Ronnie's letter, along with another letter that Haig will draft for Ronnie's signature. Ronnie says that's a good idea, and he asks his posse what they think. Tower rises and slyly says, "What...is your letter gonna say?" Haig snottily says that he'll have to think about it.

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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II We go straight to some Johnny Carson monologue footage. He makes a joke that the only times you're supposed to wake Reagan in the middle of the night is for World War III, the other is if Hellcats of the Navy is on the late show. Nancy is talking to Zeljko and Tower about how Ronnie's become a laughingstock. Not just with Carson, but with Art Buchwald and Jack Anderson. Tower says it doesn't make Ed Meese look good either. "The hell with Ed Meese!" Nancy shouts. She yells that the two of them are responsible and that Ronnie should have been woken up as soon as the Libyan jet thing happened. Nancy says she wants Ed Meese off foreign policy right now. Nancy says that from now on, when anybody asks of the POTUS knows something, they'll say that yes, he's aware of it, he's aware of everything. Oops. I foresee future problems with this policy. Tender moment scene. Ronnie is in one of the living areas. Nancy walks in to find him wearing a yellow sweater, being contemplative. He tells her he's been thinking about "that boy." The one who shot him. Ronnie says he was a nice boy, just a little mixed up. Nancy scoffs that he tried to kill Ronnie. Ronnie says that God spared him for a reason. He knows the reason now: "He wants me to lead our country out of the Cold War with Russia." Nancy sits with Ronnie; they hold hands, and she tells him he doesn't have to get shot to do that. He says he's been praying about it, and that God wants him to end the Cold War. Ronnie says that's why he has to forgive the boy. Because he was part of God's plan. Nancy says she's never going to forgive the boy. "Well, that's your burden then, isn't it, Mommy?" Ronnie says, and kisses her hand. He says she can't forgive people for being people. "Not when it comes to you," she says. Ronnie thanks God for having Nancy. He says she sees people more clearly than he does, and that if he didn't have her, he'd be in a lot of trouble. A lot of trouble chilling and being happy at the ranch in California. They laugh, and then they kiss. Ronnie says that when he woke up in the hospital and saw Nancy's face, he prayed he'd never spend another day without her. They exchange "I love you"s. The Al Haig Room of Fucking Up the World. Bill Casey is briefing the President as a filmstrip plays (don't they have VHS tape yet?) about the Contras, who are trying to overthrow the leadership in Nicaragua -- specifically, about their leader. He's whispering everything in Ronnie's ear. Meese complains to Tower that he can't hear what Casey's saying. Tower says that all those CIA guys mumble. "Why is everybody whispering?" Haig says suddenly, busting up all these little intimate whisper parties. Ronnie tells everybody to give the Contras whatever they need. Guns, women, autographed photos, whatever! Haig says that to do this, Ronnie has to issue an Executive Order. And would he like fries with that? Ronnie says he'll do it. Haig mucks up the process, saying that Ronnie can't do that until Haig has written the foreign policy statement. Ronnie tells him to go for it. Ronnie says to tell the CIA good work on the movie, although it was a little long. Casey mumbles to himself. Ronnie presents Haig with a letter he wrote to Brezhnev over the weekend. Ronnie says he wrote that he wants to go ahead with arms talks, but that he still wants his missile defense system. Haig doth protest. Too much, maybe. He says they're not having any summit. Ronnie says he's just laying the groundwork. Haig says that he's the Secretary of State, and this is his job. Why Ronnie gotta get all up in there? He says that this will never work. Ronnie looks over at Tower, Zeljko, and Meese. Haig is annoyed that they're all looking at each other. "You're always looking at each other!" he cries, annoyed. He's just mad he never gets invited to the Turkish bath. Haig complains that he's been undermined since he started. He complains that he can't be left alone with the POTUS. Haig whines like a little bitch and says he can't take it anymore. If this continues, he's going to resign. And he's going to take his football home so that nobody else can play. Ronnie says he doesn't want Haig to resign. Haig starts to say he doesn't want to, but Ronnie stops him by offering a dish of jellybeans. Heh. Haig is completely taken off-guard. But he takes one. I've never seen someone look so unhappy eating jellybeans. Haig is a total prick. (At least in this movie.) Ronnie keeps eating the 'beans, being selective about the ones he eats. Haig suggests that they go ahead and send Ronnie's letter, along with another letter that Haig will draft for Ronnie's signature. Ronnie says that's a good idea, and he asks his posse what they think. Tower rises and slyly says, "What...is your letter gonna say?" Haig snottily says that he'll have to think about it.

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