Michael Deaver died today at home from pancreatic cancer. He was 69. He was the man who molded Reagan into the image he projected to the public. This CBS news writeup has a good quote:
"When it came to conveying Mr. Reagan's message, the cry at the White House was, 'Leave it to Deaver,'" Knoller said. "He chose the settings and staging, and operated the bells and whistles, that helped President Reagan earn his reputation of being 'the Great Communicator' — but he couldn't have done it without Michael Deaver."
Adieu Mr. Deaver, you did one helluva job deceiving the American public.
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