Faux Historical Quote of the Day
"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-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." -- Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986.
Alas, this quote is false - as pointed out in Snopes.com. I guess the fact that it's believable says something, although when you read over it again you kind of see some turns of phrase that doesn't sound like the way Reagan spoke or wrote. But still... I could see him thinking this. Interesting story behind it.