Comments: Goodbye, President Reagan

Interesting... If I recall correctly, you said you are a Democrat. So, the union members at your workplace can't accept that regardless of party Ronald Reagan was President and worthy of at least the dignity of a State funeral?

I'm NOT a Republican... but I find it sad your co-workers weren't more understanding.

Posted by Jack at June 11, 2004 01:40 PM

Yes, I am a Democrat. And it's unfair to say my co-workers weren't understanding. Most of them are out of the office today. The others had actual work to do. And the one annoying co-worker is just a colossal idiot. I don't think that has much to do with politics. She just has a very narrow world-view. For example, we should all give a sh*t about her daughter's marital troubles. But who cares about the war in Iraq?

Posted by Jennifer at June 11, 2004 01:45 PM

I should clarify and say that disinterest (by my co-workers) was a big factor in my ability to watch it alone.

Posted by Jennifer at June 11, 2004 01:47 PM

Ah, I misunderstood. My apologies to you and your co-workers.

Regarding your co-worker with the narrow world view, there's always someone who feels that they should be the center of everyohe's universe, isn't there?

Posted by Jack at June 11, 2004 03:36 PM

Jen, did you not see Nixon's funeral (was his not a state funeral)? I'm not sure how old you are, but Truman passed as well in 1972 or therabouts and LBJ in '73?

Posted by Todd at June 14, 2004 08:41 AM

Todd, I was born in 1974. Nixon's was not a state funeral, as per his wishes.

Posted by Jennifer at June 14, 2004 10:32 AM

I will give Nixon points for having the grace to step down when he could have stayed on and fought. As far as I know he also kept his mouth shut once he left.

Posted by Pete at June 14, 2004 10:49 AM

Thanks, Jen. Looks like I need to bone up on my presidential etiquette and knowledge.

Posted by Todd at June 14, 2004 01:48 PM