Posted by: coastcontact | March 12, 2016

America’s Royalty

If you did not believe there is royalty in the U.S.A. you are wrong. It was the large group of people who attended Nancy Reagan’s funeral.

Who are the A list people in America? It’s easy to define by seeing who attended the Nancy Reagan funeral. News reports say that there were about 1,000 people in attendance. There is no list of all attendees on the internet. Here is a list that I have found. It is a list of America’s royalty. The road to the Ronald Reagan Library, where the funeral was held, was lined with people wanting to see the royalty.

From politics:

  • President George W. Bush
  • First ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton
  • James Baker
  • Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
  • Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich
  • Capt. Christopher Bolt, the commander of the USS Ronald Reagan
  • Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan
  • Former Governor of California, Pete Wilson
  • Edwin “Ed” Meese, III
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
  • Barry Goldwater Jr., former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives

From Hollywood:

  • Mr. T
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Wayne Newton
  • Mike Love
  • Bo Derek
  • Actor Tom Selleck
  • Actor Gary Sinise
  • Comedian Yakov Smirnoff
  •  Actor John Stamos
  • Melissa Rivers
  • Tina Sinatra
  • Steve Lawrence and Johnny Mathes, singers
  • Larry King with his wife Shawn Southwick

From the media

  • MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Former TV host Larry King
  • Sam Donaldson
  • Publishing executive Steve Forbes
  • Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan
  • Katie Couric
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Steve Forbes

First children:

  • Caroline Kennedy
  • President Lyndon Johnson’s daughters Lynda Johnson and Luci Baines Johnson
  • President Gerald Ford’s son Steven Ford
  • President Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia Nixon Cox

Although Nancy Reagan was a former First Lady was she entitled to a military honor guard? She loved her husband and did everything in her power to protect him. So did my mother protecting my father and my wife protecting me. There were no honor guards at my parent’s funerals and probably not at your parents either.

Nancy Reagan deserved a funeral but I see no reason for the royal treatment.

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