June 2nd, 2009
12:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Nancy Reagan to appear at WH, lunch with Michelle Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former first lady Nancy Reagan will personally attend a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon when President Obama signs legislation authorizing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, CNN has learned.

Mrs. Reagan will also attend the unveiling of a new statute of President Reagan Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. After the unveiling, the former first lady will share a private White House lunch with Michelle Obama.

Filed under: Michelle Obama • Nancy Reagan • President Obama
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    It'll be nice for Nancy to possibly meet a president who can actually remember what he's done, dontcha think?!

    June 2, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wonder how the republicans are going to make a mockery out of this. Their hero Reagan is getting a statue. They should all be cheering. But some idiot from their right wing is gonna have something negative to say as always.

    June 2, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. the old sage

    wouldn't it be refreshing to find ONE republican who had the class of Nancy Reagan??? why not you ask??? 1. trying to save face from 8 years of disasters and 2. their own personal agendas. What hurts me as a former republican and part of that church group is they are doing all they can to let this country fail instead of trying to build. i am glad this group was not in DC when Pearl Harbor happened-they cannot spell UNITED WE STAND.

    June 2, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  4. John

    Good for her!

    Michelle admires her and she is a good lady!

    June 2, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. Kimberly

    why? why is reagan getting a statue? what did he do? he was a preseident that did his job. big deal! AND he was not very good at it

    June 2, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  6. I laugh at Limbaugh daily

    Two ladies with true class.

    June 2, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. rdepontb

    Now, that is how we share classy outlooks on life. Thank you, Nancy and Michelle, for showing how it's done. No name-calling or hate-mongering needed here, no back-handed innuendo, no artless grabs for attention or attempts at self-serving diversion.

    It is a good day-

    June 2, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  8. Patty

    I'm always amazed at the fascination and downright worshipping of this actor.

    June 2, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  9. Mike Boyd

    "Statute" or "statue"? Where is your editor?!

    June 2, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. Common Sense 09

    Their lunch should send out an awesome and powerful message of party unity!

    June 2, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Terry

    Of the Conservative Presidents of the last 100 years, Bush Sr was clearly the most competent.

    Reagan was second in ability. I'm glad that 9/11 didn't happen while he was president. He was a little trigger-happy.

    I would rank Hoover, Coolidge, and Harding next.

    Bush Jr was clearly the least competent of the six, though none of them could hold a candle to the more liberal presidents of the 20th century: T. Roosevelt, Wilson, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter.

    Clinton and Eisenhower are much harder to rate. Not great but clearly capable.

    June 2, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  12. Arlene

    Very nice...

    June 2, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Sean the thinker

    Hmmm, I looked at the FOX news website and couldn't find any story about this event. I wonder why?

    June 2, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  14. ch

    The legacy of Ronald Reagan – Lying under oath in Iran Contra, running up a huge deficit, ignoring those in need and his crazy dysfunctional family.

    Reagan was truly the WORST thing about the 1980's.

    June 2, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. spudmctater

    Are they unveiling a "statute" (as the story says) or a "statue?"

    I guess it could be both, based on the story about new legislation!

    June 2, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. Russell, NC

    I'm sure the Republicans will be outraged that Obama is spending their money so the First Lady can have a meal with someone. Oh wait, she's eating with a Republican, never mind.

    June 2, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Julia, OR

    Good, I think it's nice that the President and Mrs. Obama will support the 100th birthday celebration of R. Reagan. I didn't vote for Reagan, but someday I hope there will be a 100th birthday celebration for Barack Obama.

    Side Note: Dick Cheney is a fool. If he has so much to say why didn't he say while he was in office? He didn't because he was too busy being the king of the world, and didn't think he had to talk to the American people. We now know who was really running the White House. This man is so upset that he can't control our lives any longer that he is determined to make it difficult for the sitting president, who by the way is doing a fantastic job.

    If Dick Cheney wants to be the voice of the GOP, let him run for office. No that's beneath him. He'd rather sneak into the office by pretending he can't find a VP, rule the country with an iron fist while hiding in bunkers, pretend he has an injury so someone has to wheel him around during Barack's inauguration, then take center stage and never leave the public airwaves. Cheney is evil, and history will depict him the way he really is-an enemy of the state.

    June 2, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. Doug, New Jersey

    Maybe a visit from a woman who cared about all Americans, not just some, will rub off on Michelle.

    June 2, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  19. Kelby In Houston, TX

    Isn't that nice. I hope Nancy Reagan is doing well

    June 2, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  20. Doug Fekete

    Thank God. Now Rush will have another bleeding heart liberal target to sprew his hate toward. I didn't know that Nancy was a Democrat.

    June 2, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  21. Saad

    Is that Anderson? If so, I want to know the joke Nancy told him :):):):):):)

    God bless her.

    June 2, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  22. David in West Virginia

    My hat is off to Michelle Obama for her invitation to Nancy Reagan to lunch with her at te White House, along with former First Lady Nancy Reagan for her acceptance. I'm not surprised that the Obamas reach out to former presidents and their wives when appropriate as they are a classy act and does the country proud under the extreme circumstances left him by the Bush Administration.

    June 2, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Anne

    Oooh...I hope they give her an ipod with their speeches...and maybe a toy helicopter from the gift shop!

    June 2, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  24. Gerald

    Nancy , you are about to be used as a tool by Chairman Mau Obama , Please do not go

    June 2, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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