By Mike Kaszuba
Kay Aaron had all kinds of Republican history for sale Friday at the state Republican convention in Minneapolis.
There was a framed picture of Babe Ruth shaking hands with former President George H. Bush, when Bush captained the Yale baseball team. "[It's] $180, and we can ship it to you," she said.
The biggest sellers however were the pictures of President Ronald Reagan. There was Reagan standing alongside a horse, Reagan on a horse and Reagan wearing a jeans jacket. The best of the best? Reagan giving a speech in front of the Berlin Wall, she said.
"Any of the Reagans [are selling well]," said Aaron.
The famous picture of President Nixon posing with Elvis Presley, taken when the rock-and-roll legend made an impromptu visit to the White House, came with a plaque that quoted from a handwritten note that Presley left for Nixon at the White House gate.
It read in part: "First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. . .Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help The Country out."