Time Magazine reports that during a recent visit to Santa Marta
hospital in east Los Angeles, Reagan told the staff there that he had
asked a nun there whether the hospital got any money from "Medicaid or
anything like that" and she told him no, and concluded by telling the
staff, "I appreciate your pride in that." The response was one of
puzzlement. As one senior administrator later revealed, 95% of the
patients there were subsidized by either Medicaid or Medicare.
Eugene Hasenfus, an American mercenary captured by the Sandinistas,
says that not only was his work of supplying the Contras supervised by
the CIA, but that George Bush was in on the operation.
Another "kiss and tell" White House memoir goes to the publisher; this
one by T.H. Bell, former Secretary of Education. He reveals that it
was common among some Reagan staffers to refer to Martin Luther King
Jr. as "Martin Lucifer Coon," and to refer to Arabs as "sand niggers,"
and that a law against discrimination against women was called "the
lesbians' bill of rights."
Dan Quayle says that the fall colors on trees in Ohio are Republican
colors. The Democratic colors, he says, are "Gray and dark gray."