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A Reminder About Reagan.

"During his years in office, Reagan was not particularly popular. Gallup just published poll figures comparing him during office with other presidents. His average ratings during his years in office were below Kennedy, Johnson, Bush I, and Clinton; above Nixon, Ford, Carter. This is averages during their terms in office. By 1992 he was ranked just next to Nixon as the most unpopular living ex-president."

noam chomsky blog.

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alexkaufmann
Jun. 10th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
That's rather disingenuous since in 1992 there were only 4 living ex-presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. You just as easily could have called him America's third most-popular living ex-president.

But that's Chomsky for you.
benpeek
Jun. 10th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
only four living?

oh well. i'm not hassled too much about the way he's skewered the truth. it's no different than what's being said about reagan now. skewer one way or another, depending on your reagan dance card, i guess.

anyhow, howdy.
alexkaufmann
Jun. 10th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
That's true. Everybody spins the truth one way or another. Some are just more honest about it than others.
benpeek
Jun. 10th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
i can't even remember the last time i read something as complete, fully believed truth.
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