Sic Transit Ronald Reagan

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 06/09/2004 12:00 am EDT

John F. Kennedy had to wait until he was dead to have New York City's Idlewild Airport named after him, but they renamed Washington's National Airport after Ronald Reagan even before he died. Now that he's gone it won't be long before his face is on the $10 bill, and there is already a campaign to carve his likeness on Mount Rushmore. It makes sense, in a way: nobody has ever played the role of US president as well as Ronald Reagan.

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