The Nation: Reaganisms

Sometimes wittingly, sometimes not, California's Governor Ronald Reagan has turned quite a few memorable phrases in his brief political career. Reagan was cracking the quip again when he announced that he would lead a delegation pledged to President Nixon at next year's Republican Convention—and thus forgo for the time being any presidential ambitions of his own. Of New York Mayor John Lindsay's plaint that his is the second toughest job in the world, Reagan said that it probably was—"the way he does it." George McGovern, Reagan said, "is testing the water, probably to see if Teddy can walk on it." The...

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