Here’s the latest and weirdest entry in the GOP’s Reagan worship file:a Britsh auction site claims to have a vial of his blood for sale. The bidding has reached £9,181 as of this morning.
In the letter of provenance, the unnamed owner details how he or she came to own the vial:
“Her laboratory was the laboratory contracted by Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well as the George Washington University Hospital to handle blood testing as well as other types of testing,” the letter states. “Her lab did the blood work and testing for President Reagan. The test tube and the lab slip that I have are for his blood work to be tested for lead on [Monday] 03/30/1981. The testing was completed and the test tube was sitting on my mother’s desk. At the end of the week, she asked the director of her laboratory if she could keep the paper work and the test tube. The director of the lab told her no problem and really never gave it a second thought. It has been in my family ever since.”
The owner claims that they contacted the Reagan National Library several months ago about the vial, and was told that the Reagan family was interested in the vial being returned.
“I told him that I didn’t think that was something that I was going to consider, since I had served under Pres. Reagan when he was my Commander in Chief when I was in the ARMY from ‘87-‘91 and that I was a real fan of Reaganomics and felt that Pres. Reagan himself would rather see me sell it rather than donating it,” the letter concludes.
So, it’s Reaganomics pure and simple, y’all. Supply and demand and all that shit. Holy voodoo economics, Batman or is that vampire economics?
Even if this is genuine, it’s probably unverifiable according to my sources (Dr. A knows from blood) since the blood has surely degraded since 1981. I’m only sorry that this dude didn’t try to sell the Ronnie relic on teevee’s Pawn Stars or Hardcore Pawn: it’s where a vile freak show item like this belongs…