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Patti Davis: Nancy Reagan supports gay marriage

Timothy Kincaid

April 17th, 2013

HuffPo)

“She does,” Davis said in response to the question. “I’m hesitant to speak for anyone else, and she’s not comfortable going out in the public eye and getting in the firing line of anything. So, you know, I want to be cautious about speaking on someone else’s behalf. But let me put it this way: I think if she had disagreed with what I said publicly about my father she would have said something publicly.” Davis chuckled and added, “Let’s just put it that way. That’s the most sort of politically correct way I can answer that question.”

I heard Nancy Reagan recently on CNN speaking to Anderson Cooper about Margaret Thatcher’s death. And while she sounded very old and frail, she had her wits about her. So it will be interesting to see if she acknowledges Patti’s comment or in any way responds.

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customartist
April 19th, 2013 | LINK

Republicans are so transparent.

They repeatedly send out the almost-politicians, those related-to or around the perifery of Sitting Politicians, to pronounce their support to the public, like Cindy McCain, Megan McCain, Laura Bush, Conservative Pundits, there are others.

RARELY are they Actual Sitting Politicians. You know,…the ones who could pass legislation?

And they think this will fool gay voters. Psssh!

Timothy Kincaid
April 19th, 2013 | LINK

Here I thought it was Patti Davis telling Michelangelo Signorelli that her mother supports marriage equality. Foolish me; I should have seen that Patti is just an emissary of the Great Secret Republican Schememeister.

Of course there’s that tiny problem that Patti Davis isn’t actually a Republican…

Priya Lynn
April 19th, 2013 | LINK

Presumably Nancy Regan is a Republican which was customartist’s point, she’s not a sitting politician.

Timothy Kincaid
April 19th, 2013 | LINK

No, Priya Lynn, I don’t think that was customartist’s point.

Republicans are so transparent.

They repeatedly send out …

This suggests pretty clearly that Patti Davis (and Cindy McCain, etc.) are not giving their support out of their own convictions or beliefs but are being “sent out” to do so.

It’s possible that is true for Cindy or Meghan McCain. It seems unlikely, especially in Meagan’s part, but it could be possible. How would we ever know?

But to suggest that Patti Davis is doing the bidding of the leadership of the Republican Party is absurd. And to think that Nancy Reagan, at 91, was assigned some super secret mission to manipulate her daughter into saying that Nancy supports equality so as to fool the public.. well that’s too wacky for even a tea partier to believe.

Priya Lynn
April 19th, 2013 | LINK

Well, I didn’t read it that way.

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