Clinton’s statement today about Ronald Reagan’s and especially Nancy Reagan’s HIV advocacy is almost incomprehensible.
Here’s a link to the video of the interview. Clinton said:
Because of both President and Mrs. Reagan, in particular Mrs. Reagan, we started a national conversation where before nobody would talk about it. Nobody wanted anything to do with it.
That too is something I really appreciate with her very effective, low-key advocacy. It penetrated the public conscience. People began to say, ‘Hey, we have to do something about this too.’
I know that Clinton wanted to say nice things about Nancy Reagan today, but there really aren’t many nice things to say about the Reagans when it comes to their response to HIV/AIDS.
I can’t even think of much else to say. Too busy shaking my head.