Amidst the flow of remembrances and recollections honoring President Reagan that continues apace, do read Cheneys eulogy to President Reagan (delivered yesterday at the state funeral in the Capitol Building). Here are a few excerpts:
He once said "Theres no question, I am an idealist," which is another way of saying, "I am an American."
And who else but Ronald Reagan could face his own decline and death with a final message of hope to his country, telling us that for America, there is always a bright dawn ahead?
Fellow Americans, here lies a graceful and a gallant man.
Finally, his words to Nancy Reagan, who must be feeling the weight of the world as she must bear her grief with us not for a few hours or a day but an entire week, were a fitting and poignant conclusion to the eulogy.