Rep. Kline's personal birthday greeting to President Reagan
February 6, 2014 — 4:16pm
Republicans across the country took note in various ways of what would have been President Reagan’s 103 birthday on Thursday but one greeting in particular caught our interest.
"Thinking about my friend, President Reagan, who would be 103 today. Happy bday, Mr. President. Our nation misses you," U.S. Rep. John Kline, a Republican from Minnesota's Second district, tweeted.
Along with the tweet, he sent out a photo of himself with the former president:
According to Kline, through his office, the photo was taken in the White House on January 1981 on Reagan's inauguration day. Kline at the time, as Marine Major Kline and charged with carrying the "nuclear football."
Also pictured: Vice President George W. Bush and, with her back to the camera, First Lady Nancy Reagan.
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