The Presidency: A Trouper Plays America Again

A Trouper Plays America Again

The spring henbit touched the pastures of Missouri with a delicate lavender, and the "Kewpie" cheerleaders were deep into Ivory soap when Ronald Reagan arrived in Columbia last week in search of himself. He's playing America again after months as a captive inside the Washington Beltway, where always is heard a discouraging word and the skies are cloudy most days.

Watch out, United States. He is about to swoop down on your towns with balloons (5,000 were released in Columbia with a whoosh and a cheer) and bands (he borrowed the one from Rock Bridge High last week) and old stories...

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