A reader points to this quote from the lefty Center for Research on Globalization, currently the number two story on Digg (1600 user recommendations) and quickly making its way through the blogosphere. According to the "think tank," run by University of Ottawa economics professor Michel Chossudovsky, the following entry, dated May 17, 1986, can be found in the newly-released Reagan Diaries:
'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.'
Hilarious, if true. Unfortunately, it ain't.
Here is the actual entry, as summarized by Doug Brinkley: "had lunch with members of the Honor Guard; radiocast; Rex returned in good condition."
From the June 2007 issue, Daniel McCarthy reviews John Patrick Diggins' revisionist take on President Raygun.