I watched most of President Reagan's three, four, five, ah I lost count, funeral services yesterday. I didn't think I would seeing as if, looking back on life retrospectively, I definitely would not, had I been older, supported his policies at all. He was a nice guy, and as a kid, that's all I remember about him. We here in the U.S. have been absolutely bombarded by coverage and tributes of the man and I and my many liberal friends just have/had it with the over coverage. But I watched it, mostly because you generally don't get to see a state funeral many times in life. So what you're watching, what I watched was something in history that you hope you'll see very little in your life time.
I didn't like some politicians politicization of the event though. George W Bush had a huge tribute to Reagan, paid for by Bush Chainey '04. And W had the audacity to insert his politics of erasing evil in the eulogy. I hope that we can find a leader that will bring together the country as Reagan did. Somehow I think this is unlikely, at least with the current administration. I'm just glad the whole thing is over so now I can watch CNN and not hear about tibutes or see coverage of this thing or other. At least George HW Can just go on; he's parachuting for the last time today for his birthday. Lets hope the country can go on that quickly as well.
On a lighter and more happy note, I also did go to the doctor yesterday too. Besides talking about fishing and the fact that when I go to Alaska this summer I must bring him back copious amounts f fish, he did say that my x-rays looked good and that I could come back in December. Translation, I've completely made it through this injury and I'm ready to take on the world with a lot more than a computer, a speakerphone, and a live journal. I suppose all I can hope and pray for now is luck, pure and utter luck, to get me through the rest of my education.