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Mrs Reagan to Bush: Go away!

I missed this news from a couple of weeks ago. Nancy Reagan wants nothing to do with the Republican Convention or the President's re-election campaign.

The widow of former President, and Republican icon, Ronald Reagan has told the GOP she wants nothing to do with their upcoming national convention or the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush.

Nancy Reagan turned down numerous invitations to appear at the Republican National Convention and has warned the Bush campaign she will not tolerate any use of her or her late husbands words or images in the President�s re-election effort....

The Reagans� split with Bush and the party centers around stem cell research which many believe can help find a cure for Alzheimer�s, the disease that crippled President Reagan in his final years. Bush and the ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party oppose use of new stem cells. The Reagans, with the exception of Michael, support such use.

There�s more to the feud than that, however. Nancy Reagan has told close followers she believes Bush and the current Republican leadership have divided America with their extreme views. She has told Republican leaders she wants nothing to do with the party or Bush.

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