Yesterday was Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, which means it's time for tributes both insightful see "Five Key Moments From the Great Communicator" and utterly inane. For the latter, we turn to freshman Arizona congressman Ben Quayle, writing in Politico:
When I was a child, President Ronald Reagan was the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House.
I didn’t know then, but I know it now: The jelly beans were much more than a sweet treat that he gave out as gifts. They represented the uniqueness and greatness of America — each one different and special in its own way, but collectively they blended in harmony.
Nope. They were just jelly beans. Reagan really liked jelly beans.
President Reagan's jelly beans [Politico]