The Digital Journalist
Dirck Halstead
THE BOMBERS ARE ON THE WAY : One of the most bizarre moments of the Reagan presidency occurred in August of 1981 at Reagan’s summer retreat, Rancho del Cielo. With fog shrouding the mountaintop, he signed his tax bill. After making his TV remarks, thinking the mic was off, he leaned back and announced that “the bombers are on the way” towards the Soviet Union.