Ronald Reagan on George W. Bush?

Did Reagan really write this?

“A moment I’ve been dreading. [Vice President] George [H.W. Bush] brought his ne’er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I’ll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they’ll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work

This quote is being sent around the internet, reportedly from Ronald Reagan’s diary entry from May 28, 1986. I’ll be stuck in the office for several more hours and cannot verify this. Anyone have a copy of the book handy to verify it?

Update: As suspected, the quote is a hoax.

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  1. 1
    Liberal Journal says:

    It’s a hoax. The explanation here:


  2. 2
    Ron Chusid says:

    I suspected it was a hoax. The quote was just too accurate, and showed too much foresight, to be true.

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