BEL AIR, CA—Former President Ronald Reagan, bedridden with Alzheimer’s Disease, surprised political observers Tuesday with his official endorsement in the 1996 presidential race. Making his first public statement in several months, Reagan said: “Pill lady. I need Pill Lady.” Bob Dole campaign manager Hal Greenberg reacted strongly to the endorsement. “Bob Dole has a far better chance of winning the presidency in 1996 than does this Pill Lady,” he said. Dole has not ruled out asking the Pill Lady to be his running mate.