By Warner Todd Huston -
On the evening of February 6–Ronald Reagan’s birthday–I attended a small event put on by Americans for Prosperity of Illinois (AFP-IL) to celebrate President Reagan’s birthday. We were regaled by a talk from Reagan’s personal, post presidency assistant, Peggy Grande and she gave a wonderful talk.
Mrs. Grande had some wonderful, heartwarming stories about the President. She was a lucky, lucky woman to have been able to live a decade in the company of so great a man.
Best of all, Mrs. Grande let us know of Reagan’s secret life… there wasn’t one. As she so wonderfully put it, Reagan was Reagan. What we saw in his public personae was his personal comportment. He was kind, intelligent, thoughtful, happy… in short the “happy warrior” we all saw on TV was Ronald Reagan.
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