Pres. Barack Obama has enjoyed more enthusiastic adulation and endured more virulentÂ criticism than almost any other president in recent U.S. history. Yesterday, however, the President received an unexpected thumbs up from a most unlikely source--former First Lady Nancy Reagan.Â
Yesterday, TMZ paparazzi caught up withÂ the "Gipper's" widow emerging from a restaurant on the arm of a member of her still ever-present Secret Service. After exchanging pleasantries with the photographers, Ronald Reagan's widow was asked how she thought President Obama was doing.Â
"He's doing well," she replied.Â
Kudos to Nancy Reagan. But what would the Gipper have to say about her praising Barack Obama? Who knows? Who cares?
But lest anyone attribute the 89-year-old Mrs. Reagan's approbatory response to a possible age-related inability to understand questions, nothing could be farther from the truth.
When asked if she was planning to return to acting, her answer was a resounding "No way."
You go, Mrs Reagan!
The rest of you can watch the video of Mrs. Reagan's brief, impromptu interview on the TMZ website.