Wednesday, December 27, 2006

"Drinks are on the house, President Ford."

The above 80s movie line comes to mind on the passing of Gerald Ford. I always thought Ford got a bad break, like a substitute teacher forced to fill in for the rest of the term, but in his own way, he brought quiet dignity back to the presidency in the wake of Watergate.

Unfairly remembered for a stumble, Ford was actually one of the most athletic U.S. presidents. A two-way center on two title-winning University of Michigan football teams, he passed up the NFL to attend Yale Law School.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

We will always wonder why the pardon when no one in his staff was advising for it. Must have made a deal with RN-was it to ascend to the presidency or to save the nation and agony of a long trial.
Still a decent man.