You have to wonder how many eons will pass before the icon-spare Republicans stop invoking Ronald Reagan's name to lead them out of darkness. (I write this before the polls close in Wisconsin.)
In his final appeal to Badger voters to save his - if nobody else's - job, Gov. Scott Walker sent this message to the GOPers:
"Reagan died on this date - Win one for the Gipper."
Well, now. Walker is not the all-American football player who earned his reputation in the late teens at Notre Dame. Not even close. Secondly, haven't we misshaped the real Ronald Reagan who presided over huge government deficits, tax increases and debt-ceiling increases? Besides, Reagan's association with George Gipp was only as a Hollywood actor, not as a gridiron star.
At this point, I don't know who will come out ahead in the recall. But I do know that the Gipper, aka Ronald Reagan, won't have anything to do with the outcome. Please, let the Gipper - both of them -rest in peace.