blind spots

Ron Reagan Jr. Explained That Whole AIDS Thing To His Father

I don’t think I was really able to persuade him much on issues. And for the most part, no, I don’t think the things we disagreed about we just continued to disagree about. No, I can’t come up with one. I can say that my mother and I both began talking to him about the AIDS crisis at a certain point when we realized that the administration just really was kind of dragging its feet on this and ignoring what was going on. So, we talked to him about that and tried to explain how serious this was. Whether that was responsible for the administration kind of getting it together about AIDS, I don’t know. But, certainly made the effort.

—Ron Reagan, son of America’s 40th president, reflects on the legacy of his would-be 100-year-old father (as part of promoting his new book Ron Reagan: My Father at 100) [via]