Sunday, February 06, 2011

"Tear down this wall"

In honor of the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth:

And remember--they tried to get him to take out that historic line, but he wouldn't.

Somehow, too, I don't think it would have been the same with a teleprompter!


Richard D said...

How I miss this man.

Leonhard said...

Who tried talking him out of that line?

Lydia McGrew said...

His aides, Leonhard. Those who went over the speech with him and advised him about it. I don't have the names at my fingertips, but it would be easy enough to look up. They suggested more passive constructions, such as, "One day this wall will disappear."