Saturday, July 25, 2015
Joan Quigley; White House Astrologer
After the attempted assassination attempt on Ronald Regan in March of 1981, Nancy Regan was understandably shaken up by the thought of her husband's death. As President of the United States, Ronald Regan was exposed to various crowds throughout his term, and Nancy Regan was determined to prevent another attempt at her husbands life. This is where Joan Quigley offered her "abilities", claiming that she could have foreseen the assassination attempt if she were "looking" - this peaked Nancy's interest and subsequently brought her on as the White Houses official Astrologer. When faced with criticism of this move, Nancy Regan defender her actions by saying, "Very few people can understand what it's like to have your husband shot at and almost die, and then have him exposed all the time to enormous crowds, tens of thousands of people, any one of whom might be a lunatic with a gun.... I was doing everything I could think of to protect my husband and keep him alive.", which can be found in her tell-all "My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Regan".