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Slate has an interesting tidbit on the Reagan funeral
The papers also note that, along with George and Laura Bush, many dignitaries paid their respects to Ronnie and Nancy yesterday, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Rudolph Giuliani, and Lech Walesa, who contributes his own hagiography to today's WSJ opinion page. The NYT and WP run dueling soft-focus remembrances from Gorbachev, imparted in (apparently) separate interviews at the Russian embassy yesterday, and the Post also informs readers that Thatcher's seven-minute eulogy (one of two to be delivered at the closed funeral) was actually recorded earlier this year after her doctors ordered her to stop making public speeches[ed - emphasis added]. One person who won't be there, according to the LAT: Ollie North. "Every doggone camera in the place would be shooting pictures of me instead of paying attention to what was going on," he told the paper.
If true, this is an interesting tidbit.