Ronald Reagan's fatherhood...
Much as he embraced domesticity, however, he relied on Nancy to relieve him of its petty nuisances, such as school and servant problems, and finding a home for his mentally ailing mother while he was out of town. She made her own and Jane Wyman’s children understand that although Dad was available for certain carefully scheduled hours of face time, in the pool or on horseback, he was not to be burdened with emotional demands. He had more important things than mere fatherhood on his mind: the governorship of California, for a start.
- Morris, Edmund. "The Unknowable: Ronald Reagan’s amazing, mysterious life," The New Yorker, 28 June 2004, p. 48.