He tripled the national debt, but he had such charisma! He supported apartheid, but he was always personable. He backed Saddam, but he made us feel good about ourselves! He crushed worker rights, but he was someone you could sit down and have a beer with. Star Wars turned out to be an expensive fantasy, but he had that infectious optimism! He backed death squads throughout Central America, but he always looked for the best in everyone. He looked the other way when Salvadoran allies raped Aemrican nuns, but he had that self-deprecating humor! He confused old movies with foreign policy, but he was always quick with a joke! He traded arms for hostages and diverted money to drug-running death squads but he never lost his sunny disposition. Remembering Reagan.