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John Lennon LOVED Reagan ... Says Ex-Assistant

6/30/2011 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Left-wing anti-war icon John Lennon turned his back on the liberal agenda before he died ... this according to his former assistant who says the "Beatles" singer wanted to vote for Ronald Reagan.

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John's ex-assistant Fred Seaman dropped the bombshell in a new documentary called "Beatles Stories" -- claiming, Lennon was "embarrassed" by his anti-war radicalism.

Seaman claims, "[Lennon] was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote 'Imagine.' By 1979 he, looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."

According to Seaman, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on Jimmy Carter."

But Seaman's credibility isn't exactly untarnished -- back in 1983, the man pled guilty to stealing Lennon's photos and diaries ... and was sentenced to five years probation.


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some guy    

So yeah... I really love the anonymity of the internet.

1106 days ago
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weed     

I agree Jimmy Carter was not very good but Reagan turned out to be a monster I am sure Lennon would have soured on him too. Reagan head death squads running in central america.

1106 days ago
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some guy    

Eh. He's dead. Who cares.

1106 days ago
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meto    

Not sure about this, but one thing is for certain:

Mark David Chapman WAS DEFINITELY a Republican, Texan, and born-again-Christian.

So at least the Republicans can claim that gem.

1106 days ago
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Toasty J    

Carter sucked as a president, and Reagan kicked ass and made American's proud again.
He wasn't perfect, but he will be remembered as a true leader.

1106 days ago
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nyc44th    

I'm not buying into this . . . it's a press release that is being bantered about to newspapers / sites to sell the doc or get publicity for this dirt bag. I just saw this at New York Daily News. They are milking it. Remember, this is the guy who stole from John and Yoko. If you will steal from them for personal gain . . you certainly will lie about them too.

1106 days ago
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Bec215    

Why would it be so terrible to think that Lennon would evolve and grow and change his mind on something? I fear people who NEVER change their mind much moe.

1106 days ago
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some guy    

@nyc44th


... is your name Gino, by any chance? You smell familiar.

1106 days ago
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some guy    

Chris Hansen hot on your trail, isn't he?

1106 days ago
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some guy    

Don't worry, Gino, there's plenty of room in this cell in Rikers. Hope you don't mind my straitjacket.

1106 days ago
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paigehop    

ROFLMFAO! You psycho liberals are besides yourself on this and it's hysterical! John Lennon, the closeted CONSERVATIVE!!! OMG, this is too good to be true!

John Lennon apparently realize just how great a man Ronald Reagan really was. One of the greatest of all time.

1106 days ago
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some guy    

don't **** with me, Gino. I don't know what i have right now and it's pretty scary.

1106 days ago
43.

Jackie    

Hmm!!...was not yet born John existed and never saw him a live.

1106 days ago
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nottoofabinSF    

WHy is anyone believing anything Fred Seaman says? He is a convicted swindler, who has never once told the truth about anything. I would imagine, once again, he is saying things solely to be in the press.

After John Lennon died, he spent every moment trying to become the 'authority' on everything John Lennon. Since he was John's gopher for about 1.5 years before his death, he would never be qualified.

1106 days ago
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cali    

anony 33 minutes ago
A LOT of Americans voted for Reagan because they were sour on Carter.
It was a vote AGAINST Carter, not FOR Reagan.
And then they regretted it forever
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That is exactly what happened. I remember the Carter days very well.
As bad as Carter was, George Bush Jr was a monster. He actually left with a LOWER job approval than Carter.
Carter Job approval Low 28
Bush Jr Job approval Low 25 (1 point higher than Nixon)

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