The Presidency: A Conversation with Ronald Reagan

Even with the tax hike battle raging around him, Ronald Reagan retains the serenity and confidence that have been key ingredients of his amiable style. En route to Billings, Mont., last week to appear at a Republican rally, Reagan spent nearly an hour chatting with Washington Contributing Editor Hugh Sidey aboard Air Force One about the rewards and penalties of the presidency. Sidey's report:

After 18 months, the Grecian Formula myth is at last retired. "I say goody," says Ronald Reagan. "I think a little more gray is in there, which has stopped all those items...

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