An article in USA Today reported that Ronald Reagan’s collection of note cards, on which he kept jokes, facts, and quotes, will be published in a book edited by historian Douglas Brinkley. The book is called, The Notes: Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom.
Reagan was one of the most articulate presidents and according to several sources, used humor more effectively than any other president. Most likely, it was because he kept these notes close to him just in case he needed them. He Did it Well and Made it Fun(ny).
My favorite Reagan response to a reporter who asked if he was too old to run for his second term was this: “I like what Thomas Jefferson said – that you should judge a president by his work and not by his age. And when he told me that…”
You can read the entire article here: Reagan Notes Being Published