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Does he get an action figure too?

Carriers are all the rage nowadays. There's the ambitious new USS Ronald Reagan, which sounds to me like a slammer virus waiting to happen. There's an absurd amount of new technology in it that seems so reminiscent of the blue screen of death that took down an Aegis cruiser.

Carriers are also all the rage in the political sphere as well. First there was Bush's stunt with the USS Abraham Lincoln, and now apparently John Kerry wants to get an action figure as well and plans to announce his candidacy in front of the USS Yorktown.

Now that I think about it, the naming of the USS Ronald Reagan makes so much more sense now. What better way for future Republican politicians to associate themselves with the 80's presidency than standing in front of the $4.5 billion carrier?

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