Reagan Assassination Attempt: 25 Years Ago
As you’ve probably heard, today is the 25th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassination. John Hinckley missed, Jodie Foster wasn’t impressed, and George Herbert Walker Bush had to wait almost eight more years to be president.
If you like conspiracy theories, there’s all kinds of speculation about the attempt on Reagan’s life. I’m not making any accusations, but:
The Bush and Hinckley families were VERY closely allied. Some people think John Hinckley wasn’t just some wacko trying to impress Jodie Foster. It’s believed — by some — that Reagan’s (attempted) assassination was a plot to get the Bush Crime Family into the White House. (Bush 41 was Vice President at the time.)
Again, I’m not accusing anybody, but try this: Do a web search for “John Hinckley + George Bush.” You’ll get more links than you’ll know what to do with. Interesting reading.
If you want to see a tongue-in-cheek speech by George W. Bush commemorating this 25th anniversary, check this out. The “speech” is accompanied by actual news clippings from 25 years ago.
Food for thought…