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Stephen Colbert Learns Ronald Reagan Hosted The First Gay White House Sleepover (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 22nd 2011 11:05AM
Eugene Jarecki, who directed the Ronald Reagan biopic 'Reagan' was on 'The Colbert Report' (weekdays, 11:30 ET on Comedy Central) where he tried to impress upon Stephen Colbert that Reagan wasn't the rigid conservative he is often remembered as.

"Reagan was actually the first President to have a gay sleepover in the White House, he had many gay friends," Jarecki told Colbert.

"Go to Hell, what are you talking about," Colbert responded, incredulously. "Name one gay sleepover at the White House!"

"You can Google it," Jarecki recommended. It's fact."

"Who?' Colbert demanded.

"It was his interior decorator and his partner," Jarecki explained, triggering laughter in the audience.

The whole "interior decorator" thing made Jarecki's answer seem more like a punchline than a statement of fact, however Google does confirm that in 1984 Reagan's interior decorator and his partner were the first openly gay couple to spend a night in the White House.

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Brandt Hardin

Did Reagan rid the world of commie scum? Let me know and check out my portrait of The Gipper at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-100th-gipper.html

February 22 2011 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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