President Ford

Monday, January 1, 2007

One of the biggest thrills I've had was seeing President Ford in person at the Republican Presidential Convention in the 1990's in Houston, Texas. For me, God blessed our country when Gerald R. Ford became President. He was the right man at the right time for the right job. His humanity and spirit of bipartisanship along with Betty Ford's strength and courage inspired me then and continue to resonate with me even though I left politics in order to pursue my dream of writing.

While it grieves me that the day job will keep me from viewing the funeral services as they occur, I will have a tape recording the proceedings.

My heart goes out to Betty Ford and the family during this difficult time, but I know that President Ford is slapping God on the shoulder and telling him a joke. He was one of the best. Carol


Toni Lea Andrews said...

He was a great concilitor. I heard some interviews at his funeral and many who professed to be liberal Democrats were there to honor this Republican.

When Nixon resigned, I was a teenager and babysitting for a five-year-old nephew. When his cartoons were interrupted by YET ANOTHER airing of Nixon's weepy resignation speech, he sighed and groaned. "Not again."

I asked him if he knew what was going on.

"Sure," he said. "The president got in trouble for lying. So we got a new one now. He doesn't lie and he's a really good guy."

That about summed it up.