Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest today. Her life largely in the public eye, she was “model of dignity, grace, and poise—a first lady for the ages,” according to Heritage expert Lee Edwards.
Edwards had the privilege of meeting the Reagans. The two of them, “perfectly joined heart and mind and soul,” were the team that America needed in the 1980s.
Reagan said he could not imagine life without her. And certainly, our country would not have been the same without her. Edwards explains:
She was his closest and most influential adviser in matters of personnel. When she felt that someone was not serving her husband well or was putting his own interests ahead of the president’s, she pushed—sometimes hard—for his removal.
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