Before an assembled crowd of friendly members of the Intelligence Community, Reagan felt comfortable enough to start with what he called “an ethnic joke.”
Take it away, Reagan!
While not his best material (he did admit he stole that one from Bush), in the Gipper’s defense, that wasn’t even the funniest thing he said that day.
First, there was this great line showing just how Reagan felt about the airport that would later bear his name …
and second, this absolute knee-slapper suggesting that - in 1982 - the days of CIA wrongdoing were well in the past.
Oh, Reagan. There you go again.
Read the full remarks here.