Wednesday, December 27, 2006

RIP: Gerald Ford

Former president Gerald Ford has passed away. I don't have anything insightful to say about this. In fact, you could argue that I don't have anything insightful to say about the Ford presidency when I teach, either. Both of which make me sad.

He was the only unelected president. He pardoned Nixon. He fathered the man who would play Joe in When Harry Met Sally. What is this man's legacy?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

How did I NOT know this? I know everything about that movie, my favorite of all-time. My GOD.

When I think of Pres. Ford, I always think of the Simpsons, even though he didn't provide his voice.

"Do you like... nachos?"

7:32 PM  
Blogger Seven of Six said...

He was also on the Warren Commission.

Think Secrets.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous nsah said...

Like his successor, with whom he often co-wrote persuasive op-ed pieces, Ford may be better known for his post-presidency role as genial elder statesman, perking up on occasion to remind people to set aside partisan differences and do what's best for the nation and the world.

He's basically a reminder of what it was like when decent guys ruled Congress.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Welcome seven and NSAH. This question came up at a get-together last night, and the smartest person in the room said it was definitely the pardon on Nixon. Everybody hated him for it then, but in our post-OJ world, we understand that it really would have sidetracked the country for a very long time.

7:34 PM  

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